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Auction of British Empire and Foreign Countries Postage Stamps and Postal History

Sale number: 115

Wednesday 26th April 2017

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1501 | £2000
A British Empire accumulation in thirteen stockbooks, K.G.VI to mid Q.E.II, some earlier sets mounted but chiefly unmounted, incl. Aden 1953-63 values to 20s., Ascension 1956 to 10s., Australia 1937-49 values to £1, Bahamas 1954-63 to £1, Basutoland 1938 to 10s., Bechuanaland 1938-52 and 1955-58 to 10s., B.A.T 1963-69 to £1 black and light blue, British Guiana 1954-63 to $5, Canada, Cayman Islands 1953-62 and 1962-64 to £1, Cyprus 1955-60 to £1, Falkland Islands 1960-66 to £1, Dependencies 1954-62 to £1, Gambia 1938-46 to 10s., 1953-39 to £1, Gibraltar 1953-59 to £1, K.U.T presentation booklet with K.G.VI values to £1, 1938-54 values to £1, 1954-59 to £1, Kuwait 1950-55 to 10r. on 10s., Leeward Islands 1938-51 values to £1, Malayan States issues, Malta 1956-58 to £1, New Zealand 1960s Health sheets, Nigeria, North Borneo 1961 to $10, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland 1938-44 to £1, 1845 and 1953-54 to 20s., Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1954-46 and 1959-62 to £1, Sierra Leone 1938-44 values to £1, Singapore, Southern Rhodesia 1953 to £1, Somaliland, Swaziland 1938-54 duplicated to 10s., 1956 to £1, South Africa, South West Africa, Tristan da Cunha 1954 and 1960 to 10s., 1961 to 1r., Turks & Caicos Islands 1957 to £1, Zanzibar, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1769 | £400
Australia: New South Wales: An accumulation in a stockbook, incl. mainly used early issues, a few railways and fiscals, range of numeral postmarks, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2035 £350
Germany: 1933 Welfare Fund 20pf.+10pf., perf. 14 x 13, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 519, cat. £1,700. Photo.
2330 £500
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Kingston: 1789 (Dec. 1) entire from Woodhall, Kingston to Morant Bay, bearing a good strike of the two line ''KING/STON'' type T1a on the reverse (around twelve recorded). With typed transcript of letter. Photo.
2602 £380
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. deep reddish purple and ochre, RSC ''I'', showing two dots above second 'rayon', fine mint. Ex Gibbs, Gawaine Baillie. Photo.
1502 | £1050
A British West Indies selection on stockcards in a cover album, incl. Antigua 1858 G.B. 2d. with ''A 02'' cancellation, 1882 1/2d. and 1884-87 21/2d. used, both with variety 'top left triangle detached' mint, 1921-29 £1 mint, Bahamas 1863-80 Watermark Crown CC 1s. deep green, perf. 14, with diagonal manuscript ''Specimen'' without gum, straight edge at top, trimmed perfs. at foot, with B.P.A certificate (2013), 1906-11 6d. with variety malformed ''E'' mint, Barbados, British Guinea, British Honduras 1891-1901 1c. with malformed ''S'' mint, 2c. repaired ''S'' used, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts-Nevis with Nevis 1862 set of imperforate proofs, 6d., 1867-76 4d., 1s., 1871-78 1d. each with manuscript ''Specimen'' and R.P.S. certificates (1995) or B.P.A. certificate (1999), St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago 1882-84 6d. stone used, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
1770 | £55
Australian States: New South Wales: Telegraph Stamps: 1871 Electric Telegraphs 1d. unused with small thin, 2s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (no gum), usual ragged perfs.
2036 £140
Germany: 1934 Air 5pf. to 3m. set unmounted mint, a few light bends, mainly fine. S.G. 526-536, cat. £750. Photo.
2331 £480
Jamaica: Post Town Handstamps: Lacovia: 1769 cover to Scotland, with straight line ''IAMAICA'' (type J3) and a good strike of the rare ''LACOVIA*'' handstamp (type T2) on the reverse, also ''18/OC'' Bishop mark. Only seven strikes of the Lacovia handstamp are known, this being the earliest. Photo.
2603 £250
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. deep rose-lilac and ochre, RSC ''J'', mint, short perfs. at top, otherwise fine. Photo.
1503 | £700
A selection of British Guiana and British Honduras on stock pages, incl. Guiana with 1899 2c. on 10c. with no stop after ''CENTS'' in an unmounted mint block of four, 1938-52 $3 blocks of four unmounted mint (3 shades), Honduras with 1888-91 20c. on 6d. mint block of six, 1922-23 $5 used on piece, 1938-47 $2 block of four unmounted mint, 1913-21 $2 mint and used on piece, etc., mainly fine. (124)
1771 | £650
Australian States: Queensland: An accumulation in a stockbook, incl. range of Chalons, later Q.V. to £1 mint, revenues, railways, range of cancellations, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2037 | £190
Germany: A collection in mixed condition in an album with a range of States, 1872 small and large shields unused and used with values to 18k., 1924 Air to 200pf. used, 1926-31 Air set used, 1928-31 Zeppelin 1m. to 3m. used, West Germany, Saar, etc. (100s)
2332 £190
Jamaica: Post Town Handstamps: Lacovia: 1787 (Aug. 25) entire from Savanna La Mar to Scotland, bearing straight line ''IAMAICA'' (type J3) on the reverse and a fair strike of the rare ''LACOVIA*'' handstamp (type T2). Only seven strikes of the Lacovia handstamp are known. Photo.
2605 | £2100
Rhodesia: 1910-13 3d., the extensive specialised mint and used Napier balance collection in one album and on leaves, incl. perf. 14 magenta and yellow-ochre mint (4), violet and ochre mint (10), RSC shades ''A'' mint (7), ''B'' mint (15) and used (3), ''C'' used (3), ''D'' used (single and pair), ''E'' used (6 and a block of four), ''F'' used, ''G'' used (7 singles and a pair), ''H'' used, ''I'' used (3), ''J'' used (5), perf. 15 and perf. 14 x 15 range of RSC shades used, range of cancellations, wide range of flaws and varieties with gashes, medal cuts, thick ears, example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1504 | £880
A mint and used Commonwealth collection in nine albums, mainly K.G.VI to Q.E.II, mint incl. Ascension 1938-53 values to 10s., Bahamas 1938-53 values to £1, 1948 Tercentenary set, British Guiana 1938-52 to $3, British Honduras 1938-47 to $5, Brunei 1947-51 to $10, Canada, Cayman Islands 1938-48 values to 10s., Cyprus 1938-51 values to £1, Falkland Islands 1938-50 values to 5s., 10s. and £1, Hong Kong 1938-52 values to $10, Leeward Islands 1938-51 values to £1, Mauritius 1938-49 to 10r., Montserrat 1938-48 to £1, New Guinea 1939 to 5s., New Hebrides 1938 Gold Currency set, Sarawak 1950 to $5 (less 10c.), range of omnibus issues, etc., also some Europe, U.S.A., mainly fine. (100s)
1772 | £650
Australian States: South Australia: An unused and used duplicated selection on stock pages with values to 2s., incl. imperf. and perf. issues, much cancellation interest, rouletted 9d. used with preprinting paper fold, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2039 £100
Germany: Allied Occupation Zones: Russian Zone: East Saxony: 1945 (June 23) 12pf. red, fine unmounted mint. S.G. RE1, cat. £700. Photo.
2333 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Lacovia: 1791 entire to London, bearing straight line ''IAMAICA'' (type J3) on the reverse and a good strike of the rare ''LACOVIA*'' handstamp (type T2). Only seven strikes of the Lacovia handstamp are known. Photo.
2608 £110
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 6d. chocolate and maroon, RSC ''E'', mint, short perf. at base and gum toning, otherwise fine, also two mint copies of RSC ''F'' with staining. Photo.
1505 | £1050
An all World accumulation in seven albums, incl. Great Britain 1951 Festival set unmounted mint, Cyprus 1932 to 45pi. mint, 1938 to £1 used, Malayan States, Sarawak 1955 to $5 in unmounted mint blocks of four, early packets of British Commonwealth mint (some unmounted), Greece with Hermes heads, 1906 Olympics set used, 1933 Air mail sets, Zeppelin set mint and used, 1940 Greek Youth set with airs mint, 1951 Reconstruction set unmounted mint, a few covers, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1773 | £210
Australian States: South Australia: A mainly used collection of early types in a stockbook incl. departmentals, also long stamps, range of postmarks, etc., mixed condition. (109)
2040 £110
Germany: Allied Occupation Zones: Russian Zone: East Saxony: 1945 (June 23) 12pf. red, fine used on piece. S.G. RE1, cat. £850. Photo.
2334 £150
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Lacovia: 1837 (Nov. 14) entire to London, manuscript ''2/2'', bearing a good straight line ''LACOVIA'' type T4b, Kingston and London datestamps on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2613 £150
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 2s.6d., two mint shades, lightly toned gum and some heavy hinges, also a further example overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (small thins). (3)
1506 | £450
A British West Indies Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in thirteen circulated approval books, incl. British Virgin Islands 1866 1d. perf. 15 x 12 unused (faults), 1913-19 set mint, Cayman Islands, Dominica 1923-33 5s. in a mint plate block of four, Montserrat, St. Vincent 1883-84 6d. mint and unused, 1883-84 4d. watermark reversed unused (faults), Trinidad and Tobago with Tobago 1883 21/2d. on 6d. used (2), 1896 1/2d. on 4d. with space between ''1/2'' and ''d'' mint, Turks and Caicos Islands, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1774 | £60
Australian States: Tasmania: 1853 'Courier' 4d. yellowish orange, Pl. II, just cut into at top otherwise close to good margins, used with neat ''68'' barred oval, small fault at top, also with Western Australia 1854-55 4d. pale blue used with numeral cancellation, just cut into at foot.
2043 £190
German Colonies: Kiaochow: 1901 Germany Currency 5m., lower right corner perf. rounded otherwise fine used. S.G. 23, cat. £850. Photo.
2335 £520
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Lacovia: 1838 (Jan.) entire to London, bearing a fine straight line ''LACOVIA'' type T4b, Kingston datestamp and London receiving mark on the reverse. Very rare, unseen by Foster, Potter knowing of only two. Photo.
2615 £210
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 £1 carmine-red and bluish black, mint, staining and toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 165, cat. £1,700. Photo.
1507 | £600
An all World accumulation in seven albums, incl. Great Britain 1840 1d. black used (3), 1858 1d. red plate 171 mint block of four, Australia and States with revenues, Gibraltar 1912 4s. mint, 8s. used, 1925 10s. used, 1960 to £1 mint, India 1949 Gandhi 10r. unused, range of covers with 1937 Coronation omnibus, Iraq 1924 Official to 10r. used, Iran 1928 air set mint, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1775 | £550
Australian States: Tasmania: An accumulation in a stockbook, incl. range of c.d.s and numeral postmarks, revenues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2045 £120
German Colonies: Mariana Islands: 1901 5m., fine used on piece. S.G. 22, cat. £650. Photo.
2336 £520
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Lacovia: 1850 (Mar. 23) entire to Wales, manuscript ''Paid 1/2'', bearing a fine strike of the extremely rare ''LACOVIA/JAMAICA'' type P2a, slightly overstruck by London Paid datestamp, with ''JAMAICA/PAID'' type PD5 in red. Foster records just one example. Photo.
2616 £480
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14, a used range on leaves, comprising 1/2d. (11), 1d. (27), 21/2d. (9), 4d. (8), 5d. (7), 6d. (3), 8d. (2), 10d. (3 singles and a block of four), 1s. (6), 2s. (2), 2s.6d., 3s. (2) and 5s., a wide range of shades and some cancellation interest, slightly mixed condition. (87) Photo.
1508 | £820
Early to modern all World, mainly used collection in remaindered Ideal Album, 38 stockbooks, seventeen albums, a folder, on leaves and loose, contained in four cartons incl. Australia with Kangaroos to 1s., and Q.V. range of States, Barbados with 1905 6d., 8d., 2s.6d., mint, British Guiana and Honduras with mint selection of K.G.V to 96c. and $1 respectively, Germany and States, Hong Kong with mint K.E.VII Wmk. Multiple Crown CA to $1, India and States 1854 to K.G.VI, Rhodesia with selection of Double Heads to 1s., South America, U.S.A., etc., mixed condition. (1,000s)
1776 | £500
Australian States: Victoria: An accumulation in a stockbook, incl. revenues, railways, range of postmarks, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2047 £120
German Colonies: Togo: 1900 5m., fine used on piece. S.G. G19, cat. £650. Photo.
2337 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Little River: 1829 (Jan. 2) entire to London, endorsed ''Express post paid'' with ''2/6'' deleted and ''4/4'' added, showing small Jamaica fleuron type F6 and rare manuscript ''Little River P.O.'', on the reverse, fine and very rare. The earliest recorded example. Photo.
2618 £2000
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 15 3d. in a shade similar to the perf. 14 magenta and yellow-ochre, with large part original gum, faults. Believed to be one of only two known examples. Photo.
1509 | £1550
A mint and used collection of British West Indies in four albums, Q.V. to early Q.E.II, incl. Antigua 1953-62 to $4.80 unmounted mint, Bahamas 1942 Columbus and 1948 Tercentenary sets unmounted mint, Barbados range of imperfs. used, 1939 Tercentenary set in imprint blocks of six mint, 1953-61 to $2.40 mint, British Guiana, British Honduras 1888-91 to 10c. on 4d. in mint blocks of four, 1938-47 to $5 used, 1953-62 to $5 mint, Dominica, Grenada 1883 to 1s. used, Jamaica 1912-20 to 5s. mint, 1938-52 to £1 unmounted mint, Leeward Islands 1980 to 5s. mint, K.G.VI to £1 mint (4), 1954 to $4.80 in unmounted mint blocks of four, St. Kitts-Nevis 1938-50 to £1 and 1954-63 to $4.80 unmounted mint, St. Lucia 1891-98 1s. block of four mint, 1938-38 to £1 unmounted mint, St. Vincent, Tobago, Trinidad range of Britannias, 1869 5s. mint, Turks 1887-79 1s. block of thirty mint, various Omnibus sets, War Tax issues, a few covers, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1777 | £260
Australian States: Victoria: A collection of numeral cancellations in a stockbook, incl. some scarcer types, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
2049 £320
German Post Offices in China: 1900-01 Kiaochow 25pf. used with Peking c.d.s. on piece, fine. S.G. Z37, cat. £1,200. Photo.
2338 £230
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Little River: 1829 (Oct. 5) entire to Scotland, endorsed ''Inland Paid'' with ''1/3'' and ''2/5'' rate marks, on the reverse showing the very rare manuscript ''Little River PO''. Foster only records only two examples. Photo.
2620 £75
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 x 15 3d. deep reddish purple and ochre, RSC ''I'', fine used with Salisbury c.d.s. Photo.
1510 | £850
An all World accumulation in ten albums, on leaves and loose, mainly early to middle, incl. Europe, Commonwealth, Japanese revenues, strong Great Britain with a range of line engraved, 1840 1d. black (5, very mixed but one fine with four margins) and 2d. blue (with four small margins) used, 1841 1d. reds, 1841 2d. blue strip of six (cut into along top) used, surface printed to 10s. used, K.E.VII to 10d. mint and 10s. used, 1913-19 Seahorses to 10s. used (extremely mixed), Officials, covers, etc., also a copy of the 1959 Gibbons Part 1 catalogue, mixed condition. (100s)
1778 | £260
Australian States: Western Australia: An accumulation in a stockbook, incl. range of cancellations, a few revenues, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2050 £320
German Post Offices in China: 1900-01 Kiaochow 30pf. used with Peking c.d.s. on piece, fine. S.G. Z39, cat. £1,300. Photo.
2339 £230
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Little River: 1830 (Oct. 6) entire to Scotland, showing the very rare manuscript ''Little River PO'' on the reverse. Foster records only two examples. Photo.
2622 £400
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Clandestine Roulettes, 21/2d., 3s. (two marginal pairs in different shades), 5s. (2) and 10s. (2) mainly fine. Photo.
1511 | £520
An all World accumulation in ten albums and stockbooks, incl. 1953 Coronation omnibus issues mint and used, Australia 1963-65 Navigators to £2 unmounted mint, British Guiana, Malaya, Pahang 1950-56 to $5 mint, New Guinea 1925 to 10s. mint, 1931 (June) Air 10s. mint, 1931 (Aug.) airs to 10s. mint, 1932 10s. used, Gold Coast with K.G.V specimens, revenues, Belgian Congo from 1886 with 1894 5f. mint, 1918 Red Cross 10f. + 10f. mint, 1910 3f. and 10f. mint, 1944 Red Cross set used, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1779 | £40
Australian States: Western Australia: Telegraph Stamps: 1879 1d. perf. 14 (2), perf. 121/2 (2), used, 6d. unused without gum. S.G. T1, T1a, T2.
2051 £230
German Post Offices in China: 1900 Foochow Provisional 5pf. on 10pf. (No. 3), fine used on piece. S.G. 13, cat. £1,900. Photo.
2340 £230
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Lucea: 1839 (Jan. 15) entire addressed to the Spanish Consul in Kingston, with a good strike of the rare straight line ''LUCEA'' type 4b on the reverse. Foster records only three examples. Photo.
2623 | £210
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, A mint, unused or used balance selection, incl. values to 2s. mint and 5s. used, £1 (five cleaned or dubious examples), etc., very mixed condition. (106)
1514 | £580
An all World collection in thirteen albums, incl. Austria, Gibraltar 1953-59 set used on first day cover, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway 1930 Tourist set used, Nyasaland, Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1959-62 £1 used pair, etc. (1,000s)
1781 | £250
Australia: 1937-49 3d., an unmounted mint selection comprising die Ia singles (2, one marginal) and imprint block of eight (folded down centre and four stamps mounted), die II singles (2) and corner imprint blocks of four (2), die III right marginal block of four, some with lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. (26)
2052 £190
German Post Offices in China: 1900 Foochow Provisional 5pf. on 10pf. (No. 9), fine used on piece. S.G. 14, cat. £1,800. Photo.
2341 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Manchioneal: 1836 (Mar. 1) entire to Scotland, with manuscript ''Paid 71/2'' crossed out, ''2/31/2'', with a good strike of the straight line ''MANCHIONEAL'' (struck across flap) type T4b. Foster records only two examples. Photo.
2624 £450
Rhodesia: 1913-23 Admirals, 1920 (July 17) registered envelope to Philadelphia, bearing d I 1d., die II perf. 14 5d. and 8d. with ''Rhodesia'' 21/2d. tied by Bulawayo c.d.s's, with New York transit on reverse, minor cover faults, attractive. Photo.
1515 | £300
An all World collection in three albums (one is a nice Illustrated Postage Stamp Album), two pocket books, incl. China 1897 Revenue 1c. on 3c. mint, Portugal 1898 Vasco da Gama set mint, Sudan 1898 set mint, etc. (100s)
1782 | £200
Australia: A mainly used collection on leaves, incl. 1913-14 to 1s., 1915-27 to £1, etc., varied condition. (230)
2053 £200
German Post Offices in the Turkish Empire: 1902-04 10pa. on 5pf. to 25pi. on 5m. set used on separate pieces, fine. S.G. 29-34, cat. £1,320. Photo.
2342 £380
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Manchioneal: 1849 (Aug. 6) entire to London, with manuscript ''1/2'' rate mark, and a good strike of ''MANCHIONEAL/JAMAICA'' datestamp type P2a, Kingston and London datestamps on the reverse. This the unique example recorded by Foster. Photo.
2625 £95
Rhodesia: 1913-23 Admirals, Die III, Perf. 14 £1 black and deep purple, large part original gum, black ink dot in margin and shortish perfs. at top right, otherwise fine. S.G. 279, cat. £600. Photo.
1516 | £300
A folder of British Commonwealth material on leaves, from Q.V. to early Q.E.II with values to £1 mint and used, incl. strong K.G.VI, Cape of Good Hope triangulars (5), Great Britain with Q.V. postal history, etc., mixed condition but with many fine. (100s)
1783 | £200
Australia: Frama Labels: A collection on leaves and stockcards, incl. unused and used, covers, varieties, also 1964 First Airmail Flight 5d. in an unmounted mint corner block of 16, one showing re-entry, etc. (100s)
2054 £2100
Gibraltar: Great Britain used in Gibraltar, 1841 1d. red-brown plate 27 ED (imperf.) and LC14 die II 1d. rose-red plate 42 TD, each tied to piece, (from 1858 1d. pink stationery envelope), by the rare ''G'' obliterator. Rare, being one of only two imperforate items (the other from a different plate) with this cancellation. S.G. Z1 (unpriced) and Z5. B.P.A. certificate (2013).
2343 £110
Jamaica: Post Town Handstamps: May Hill: 1823 (Aug. 9) entire to Scotland, with ''2/5'' rate mark, and an albino strike of ''MAY HILL'' and type F5 fleuron on the reverse. Photo.
2626 £250
Rhodesia: 1913-23 Admirals, Die III, Perf. 14 £1 black and deep violet, large part original gum, fine. S.G. 279b, cat. £650. Photo.
1517 | £320
A mint and used collection on leaves in a small attache case, mostly pre Q.E.II Commonwealth, good ranges with little duplication. (100s)
1784 £110
Austria: 1933 WIPA 50g. + 50g. on granite paper, fine unmounted mint. Photo.
2055 £2900
Gibraltar: Great Britain used in Gibraltar, 1875-76 21/2d. rosy mauve plate 2 LH-FL error of lettering, a used example cancelled by a fine light strike of the ''A26'' obliterator, bent perf. at upper right. The rarest Great Britain stamp used in Gibraltar, it being noted that there was no example in the Grant Glassco collection. S.G. Z25. Photo.
2344 £230
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: May Hill: 1831 (Jan. 7) entire to Scotland, with a good albino ''MAY HILL'' type 4b and Kingston datestamp on the reverse, scarce. Foster records only three examples. Photo.
2627 | £350
Rhodesia: 1913-23 Admirals, a mint range on a stock card and leaves, incl. 1913-19 die I perf. 15 4d., die II perf. 14 3s., perf. 15 8d., 7s.6d., die III perf. 14 3s., 1922-24 perf. 14 10s., perf. 15 3s., range of lower value shades, etc., mixed condition. (153)
1518 | £260
An interesting range of mint K.G.VI Commonwealth, incl. Bermuda 1938-53 line perf. 141/4 2s. and 10s., perf. 14 12s.6d. grey and pale orange (with B.P.A. certificate), Malayan States with Singapore 1948-52 perf. 171/2 x 18 $1 to $5, Trengganu, Grenada 1938-50 perf. 14 10s. slate-blue and bright carmine, Leeward Islands to £1, Cyprus to £1, etc., mainly fine. Stated to cat. £2,000. (100s)
1785 £250
Austria: 1936 Dollfuss 10s., fine unmounted mint. S.G. 793, cat. £950. Photo.
2056 £1150
Gibraltar: 1877 Gibraltar Chronicle addressed to Chester franked with Great Britain 1864-79 1d. rose-red plate 199 TC, tied by ''GIBRALTAR/A/NO 17/77'' duplex (Type Z4). The earliest recorded date for this plate used in Gibraltar, a remarkable survivor in this form with fascinating contents incl. a report on The Collapse of America. Photo.
2345 £260
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Montego Bay: 1794 (May 13) entire to Scotland, bearing two line ''MONTEGO/BAY'' type Ti, and straight line ''IAMAICA'' type J2 on the reverse. Photo.
2628 | £580
Rhodesia: 1913-23 Admirals, a mainly used collection written up on leaves, with values to 10s. and £1, wide range of shades, incl. dies I, II and III, 5s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with unknown cancellation, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1519 | £500
A Commonwealth selection on stock pages, incl. Australia 'roos to 1s. mint, Dominica 1954-62 values to $1.20 (3) and $2.40 (3) in unmounted mint blocks of four, Great Britain 1887 Consular service 50c. on 6d. and $5 on £1 mint, K.U.T. 1938-54 range of values with multiples to £1 unmounted mint and used, 1954-59 to £1 unmounted mint, Northern Rhodesia 1953 to 20s. unmounted mint and used, Nyasaland 1953-54 to 20s. unmounted mint and used, South Africa 1913-24 £1 with fiscal cancellation, 1933-48 to 20s. unmounted mint, a few Silver Wedding sets, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1787 | £260
Austria: A mainly mint collection in a Davo album, incl. 1931 Rotary set, 1936 Dollfuss 10s., 1948-52 Costumes set, a good range of later issues to 1976, etc., varied condition. (100s)
2057 £3200
Gibraltar: 1886 ''GIBRALTAR'' overprint 1/2d. to 1s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', a couple with bends and 6d. thinned, otherwise good to fine, each except 1d. with small to large part original gum, fine appearance with strong colour, a rare set, only 100 sets produced. S.G. 1s-7s, cat. £5,000. Photo.
2346 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Montego Bay: 1833 (Oct. 13) entire to Manchester, bearing a fine strike of the straight line ''MONTEGO BAY'' type T4, also manuscript ''Mayday Mountain P.O.'', scarce. Photo.
2629 | £550
Rhodesia: An accumulation in two small stockbooks and on leaves, incl. range of high values with fiscal cancellations or perfins, 1892-92 values to £1 mint and used, 1892-94 3s. mint, 1896-97 die I to 4s. and die II to 10s. mint and used, a few specimens, etc., duplicated with a range of shades, mixed condition. (100s)
1522 | £260
An unmounted mint collection of Cyprus, Gibraltar and Malta in a stockbook, from 1937 to 2007, incl. Cyprus 1985 to £5 (4), Gibraltar Uniforms & Crests, Malta 1938 and 1948 values to 10s., 1956 to £1, range of miniature sheets (47), Postage dues, booklets, etc. Stated to cat. £2,400+. (100s)
1788 | £170
Austria: Revenues: A duplicated, mostly used selection on leaves, both Austrian and Hungarian revenues. (100s)
2058 £480
Gibraltar: 1886 ''GIBRALTAR'' overprint 1/2d., 4d., 6d., 1s., tied to piece with Registered oval cancellations, a remarkable and attractive multicolour usage. S.G. 1, 5-7. Photo.
2347 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Pear Tree Grove: 1845 (June 3) cover (faults) to Kingston, bearing ''PEAR TREE GROVE'' datestamp type P3, and Kingston datestamp and ''JAMAICA/PAID'' both in red. Foster records just six other examples. Photo.
2630 | £150
Rhodesia: A mint and used collection of Independence issues in a stockbook and on leaves, some duplication, incl. 1965 Independence forgeries, some complete sheets, covers incl. U.D.I. unaccepted covers, later to 1970s, also some Rhodesia & Nyasaland with 1954-56 and 1959-62 to £1 mint and used and a selection of post-Independence issues from S.W.A., Swaziland and Zambia, mainly fine. (100s)
1523 | £350
A Q.V. to early Q.E.II collection in three albums, incl. strong GB with 1840 1d. black (three margins) used with black Maltese Cross on cover, 1841 2d. blue (three margins) used alongside 1d. red on cover, 1929 P.U.C. £1 used with indistinct cancellation (overall toning), 1934 re-engraved 10s. used, a few 1960s f.d.c's, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1789 | £300
Austria: Lombardy-Venetia: 1850-57 5c. yellow used on 1852 printed matter entire to Modena tied by ''CHIOGGIA'' datestamp, 10c. type 1a pair and singles (5) used, type 1b singles (5) used, strip of three types 1a, 1b, 1a used, 10c. black used on 1856 wrapper used in Verona, 10c. type 1b used alongside 5c. yellow on undated cover from Venezia to Asolo, and 1857 re-engraved 10c. (5) used, mainly fine. (22)
2061 £130
Gibraltar: 1891 (Feb. 20) stampless locally used envelope with red Official Paid datestamp and ''GIBRALTAR/SOUTH DISTRICT'' c.d.s. alongside, a few tone spots, otherwise fine. Photo.
2348 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Port Antonio: 1838 (Oct. 22) entire to the Spanish Consul in Kingston, bearing a fine straight line ''PORT ANTONIO'' type 4a. Foster records only three examples. Photo.
2631 £110
Rhodesia: Postal Stationery: A selection comprising 1893 1d. and 11/2d. postcards unused, 1d. used, 1d.+1d. reply card unused, 1899 1d. view card (H&G 11a) used 1909 (Jan. 27) to Oregon, 1d. plain back used, also Southern Rhodesia 1924 1/2d., 11/2d., 1931 11/2d. postcards and 1924 1d. lettercard unused. (10)
1525 | £230
A mainly British Commonwealth 1960s new issues in packets, incl. Dubai 1963 Postage, Air and Postage Due set imperforate, Falkland Dependencies South Georgia 1963 to £1 ultramarine, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, miniature sheets, Omnibus issues, also some K.G.VI issues mint, etc. (many 100s)
1790 | £500
Austria: Lombardy-Venetia: A selection, incl. a range of Official reprints comprising 1850-57 with 1866 (5), 1870 (5), 1884 (4 singles and 2 pairs), 1882 (2), 1894 (pair), 1858 with 1866 (6), 1870 (6), 1884 (6), 1887 (4) and 1894 (3), and 1861 with 1866 (5), 1870 (5), 1884 (5), 1887 (3) and 1894 (2), 1858-59 Imperial Journal 1873 reprints 1k. (2, one with forged cancellation), 2k. and 4k., 1854 Radintsky postal stationery essays (cut-outs) in sixteen different colours and 1861 Official reprints eight values in standard size and eight in large size, and 1863 3s., 5s., 10s., 15s. and 25s. stationery envelopes unused, mainly fine. (106)
2063 £350
Gibraltar: 1906-11 1d. carmine with watermark inverted, a fine used example of this variety. S.G. 67w, cat. £550. Photo.
2349 £380
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Port Antonio: 1838 (Jan. 24) entire to the Spanish Vice Consul in Kingston, bearing a good straight line ''PORT ANTONIO'' type T4a. Foster records only three examples. Photo.
2632 £250
Rhodesia: Postal Stationery: 1913 1/2d. envelope uprated by 11/2d. Admiral tied by Mongu Lealui c.d.s. (Proud type D4), used 1920 (Jan. 25) to London, Livingstone transit on the reverse, scarce. One of six known. Photo.
1526 | £750
A Commonwealth group comprising Cape of Good Hope 1863-64 1d. used, Great Britain 1840 2d. blue used with duplex cancellation (four margins), 1854 entire to Gothenberg bearing 1841-52 2d. strip of three (just touched at upper left), New South Wales 1860-72 perf. 13 6d. used on 1868 (Dec. 4) cover to London with ''INSUFFICIENTLY/STAMPED'' handstamp alongside, New Zealand 1868 (Nov. 3) entire to London bearing perf. Chalon 2d. strips of six (2), St. Helena 1919 (June 19) envelope to Cape Colony bearing Q.V. 1d. tied barred cancellation with ''CENSORED/PRISONERS OF WAR'' handstamp in violet alongside and Simon's Town arrival and Deadwood Camp straight line handstamp on reverse, South Africa 1913-24 5s. unused and South West Africa 1931 5s. to 20s. unmounted mint, mixed condition. (10)
1793 £2300
Bahamas: 1942 Columbus 2s. brownish black and steel blue, showing variety stop after ''COLUMBUS'' [R 2/12], fine unmounted mint and rare. Brandon certificate (2016). S.G. 172c, cat. £5,000. Photo.
2064 | £700
Gibraltar: A mint and used collection in four boxed albums, mint incl. 1889 values to 5p., 1898 to 1s., 1903 4s., 8s., £1 (creasing), 1904-08 2s., 1912-24 to £1, 1921-27 to 8s., 1925-32 £1, 1938-51 values to £1, 1953-59 to £1, 1960-62 to 10s., etc., later with unmounted mint issues largely complete to 2010, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
2350 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Rodney Hall: 1836 (Sept. 22) entire written from ''Hyde Estate, St. Thomas Vale'', addressed to London, bearing manuscript ''2/2'' rate mark, with manuscript ''Rodney Hall'' (unrecorded by Foster) on the reverse, Kingston and London datestamps, a very rare item. Photo.
2633 £920
Rhodesia: 1900 Marshall Hole currency cards (6) bearing 1892-93 6d. (2), 1896-97 3d. (2), 6d. and scarce 10s., each with oval Administrator's Office cachet in violet, mixed condition. Photo.
1527 | £820
A Q.V. to K.G.V British Empire selection in eight old time circulated approval books incl. Bechuanaland, British Levant, early Egypt, India 1895 2r. (2), 3r. (4), 5r. (3) mint, 1902-11 3r. and 15r. mint, Officials incl. 1909 10r. mint, Natal 1874-99 to 5s. (4, two shades) mint, Somaliland, etc. (few 100s)
1794 | £320
Bahrain: A mainly unmounted mint K.G.VI collection, incl. 1938-41 1r. and 5r. blocks of four, 5r. block of six, 10r. (3), 15r. (2, both watermark inverted) and 25r. (2, one marginal) singles, also 1955-60 10r. on 10s. single and block of four, some with gum toning, otherwise mainly fine. (49)
2066 | £320
Gibraltar: A collection of covers from 1864 to 1987, variously addressed with a range of frankings incl. unused and used postal stationery incl. Specimen items, uprated, registered, G.B. used in Gibraltar, etc., mixed condition. (155)
2351 £450
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Runaway Bay: 1827 (Sept. 19) entire from Orange Valley, St. Ann to Scotland, with manuscript ''2/2'' rate mark, bearing a good strike of the possibly unique ''RUNNAWAY'' type T4a on the reverse. Probably unique, this being the only example recorded by Foster. Photo.
2637 £230
Rhodesia: Northern Rhodesia: 1963 Arms 1/2d. bright violet with variety value omitted, small speck on one perf., otherwise fine unmounted mint. S.G. 75a, cat. £1,100. Photo.
1528 | £180
Collections of Poland, Russia and Ukraine in eleven albums, on leaves and loose contained in two cartons with strength in later issues with miniature sheets mint. (100s)
1797 £1050
Barbados: 1952 set of contemporary photographs from the Bradbury Wilkinson record books, depicting the accepted, and unaccepted, designs mounted on five pieces of card and including examples of the Coronation issue and the Opening of the Deep Water Harbour, with manuscript dates recording date of entry into the archive, highly attractive. Photo.
2067 | £280
Gibraltar: Collection from 1886 to 2016 in three albums and loose with issues virtually complete mint (later are mounted) from 1960, also a selection of Gibraltar Post Office limited edition imperforate proofs and high values in numbered sheetlets, etc. (100s)
2352 £280
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Savanna-la-Mar: 1827 (May 2) entire from Westmoreland to Scotland, with manuscript ''4/10'' rate mark, Falmouth boxed ''1/2'' in green, with small Fleuron type F6, and two line ''SAVANNA-LA-MAR/JA'' type T3 on the reverse. Photo.
2638 | £120
Northern Rhodesia: 1963 Arms definitives, a mint (mainly unmounted) selection of 1963 Arms varieties, comprising 1d., 3d. and 4d. with values misplaced, 1d. (2), 3d. and 4d. with value omitted, and 3d. with blue background to eagle misplaced, also a few normal stamps for comparison, fine. (13)
1529 | £210
An all World accumulation in nine albums, nine folders, leaves and loose, incl. Canada, Malta, Switzerland, a large range of modern omnibus issues, 1970s new issues, etc. (1,000s)
1798 | £780
Barbados: A used collection in an album, incl. range of imperf. and perf. Britannias, 1873 5s., 1882-86 to 5s., 1896-97 Jubilee set, 1912-16, 1916-20, 1920-21 and 1921-24 to 3s. (some dubious cancellations), etc., later to 1964, also 1892-93 2s.6d. mint, a few covers, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2070 | £130
Gibraltar: A selection of 31 covers and cards from 1841 to 1966 in varied condition incl. five G.B. used in Gibraltar, range of other frankings and cancellations, etc.
2353 £300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Spanish Town: 1778 (Feb. 10) entire to Madeira and 1793 (Oct. 17) entire to Scotland, both bearing the two line ''SPANISH/TOWN'' types T1a, T1b. on the reverse, scarce. Photo.
2639 | £420
Rhodesia: Northern Rhodesia: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1925-29 to 20s., 1938-52 to 5s. (2), 10s. (2) and 20s. (2), 11/2d. showing 'tick' flaw in marginal pair, 1953 and 1963 to 20s., etc., mainly fine. (200)
1531 | £850
An accumulation in five stockbooks, four albums (one empty), folder and two file boxes, incl. Italy 1863 1c., 5c., 10c., 25c., 30c., 40c., 60c. and 2l. imperforate and overprinted ''SAGGIO'' mounted on piece, Norway 1855 4sk. used, Saar with 1931 (Jan.) Charity set mint, range of covers, also an album of coins, etc. (many 100s)
1799 | £170
Barbados: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in five and a half circulated approval books, incl. 1861-70 6d. unused, 1897-98 Jubilee 1/2d. to 5d. mint blocks of four, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2071 | £120
Gibraltar: Postal Stationery: 1912 2d. registered envelope size F used 1916 (June 20) to London with added 1d., lightly cancelled by large strike of the large North District registered oval (a further light strike being on reverse) with type 1 registration label and June 26 arrival datestamp, and 1915 (Nov. 6) 2d. envelope size G to London with added 2d., lightly cancelled by large strike of the large North District registered oval (a further light strike being on reverse) with type 1 registration label and Nov. 20 arrival datestamp.
2354 £820
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Spanish Town: 1819 (Dec. 12) entire to Port Royal, with a good strike of the extremely rare ''SPANISH TOWN/JA/12 DECR 1819'' very small part across the flap. Only two examples are known. Unrecorded by Foster. Photo.
2640 | £240
Rhodesia: Northern Rhodesia: A used collection on leaves, incl. 1925-29 to 20s. (7s.6d. with dubious cancellation), 1938-52 to 20s., 1948 Silver Wedding 20s. used on piece, 1953 and 1963 to 20s., etc., mainly fine. (124)
1532 | £280
A mainly Great Britain and Commonwealth accumulation in two stockbooks, mint and used, incl. much early material with little duplication, a good range of countries with Malaya, Malta, India, Falklands, other colonies, etc. (800+)
1800 | £95
Barbados: A. Q.V. to Q.E.II collection of cancellations on leaves, incl. Christchurch, St. John, St. James, St. Lucy, St. Philip, Maritime, etc. (few 100s)
2072 | £85
Gibraltar: Postal Stationery: A Q.V. to Q.E.II unused selection incl. K.G.VI 2d. illustrated letter cards (2, one overprinted ''SPECIMEN''), etc., a few with minor imperfections though generally in good condition. (37 items)
2355 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Spanish Town: 1835 (June 30) entire to London, bearing manuscript ''2/2'' rate mark, with a good strike of the double circular ''SPANISH TOWN/JAMAICA'' datestamp type P1, just struck across flap on the reverse, extremely rare. Photo.
2641 | £190
Rhodesia: Northern Rhodesia: A mint collection from 1925 to 1963 on leaves, incl. 1925-29 to 20s. (top values toned and 20s. with creases), 1938-52, 1953 and 1963 to 20s., etc., mainly fine. (94)
1536 | £250
A mint and used collection of mainly Foreign Countries in fourteen albums and on leaves contained in two cartons incl. Czechoslovakia, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, San Marino, Spain, Yugoslavia, etc. (many 100s)
1801 | £120
Barbados: A selection of thirty-five covers and cards from 1890 to 1990 in varied condition incl. uprated postal stationery, etc.
2076 £150
Grenada: 1875 undenominated plate proof in black on stout wove paper, a block of four with part right margin, fine. Ex Kimball. Photo.
2356 £900
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Titchfield: 1775 (Feb. 9) entire from London, addressed to Robert Hodgson Esq., on the Mosquito Shore, to the Care of Thomas Grey Esq., at the South Sea House Kingston Jamaica, with a good strike of the extremely rare straight line ''TITCHFIELD'' (type T2 , unrecorded by Foster) on the reverse. One of only two recorded. Photo.
2642 | £270
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: 1924 to 1947, a selection of perforated proofs overprinted ''WATERLOW & SONS LTD./SPECIMEN'' with punch holes, mainly fine with gum. (21)
1537 | £400
An accumulation in ten albums (with one Ideal and an old time Lincoln) incl. Great Britain 1840 1d. used (2, one fine 1d. grey-black plate 3), range of surface printed, Seahorses to 10s. used, Australia, India, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1802 | £150
Barbados: A selection of covers and cards, incl. incoming mail, 1936 cover to England franked by 1925-35 1s., also a few Bahamas, etc. (33 items)
2077 £680
Grenada: 1875 perf. 15 1d. green, used with strike of St George ''G'' c.d.s., fine. A.P.S. certificate (1991). S.G. 15, cat. £2,250. Ex Cyril Bell. Photo.
2357 | £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Various, 1779 to 1838, a selection of covers with straight lines, incl. Mile Gully, Montego Bay, Morant Bay, Port Maria, Spanish Town, etc., poor to good strikes. (14 items)
2643 £80
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: 1937 Coronation, three proofs of the train vignette only in grey-black, green and dark violet on gummed paper with punched security hole, each later mounted on sunken card headed ''WATERLOW & SONS LTD/Progressive Proof'', fine.
1538 | £450
A collection in four albums (one Lincoln), incl. Great Britain, Falkland Islands 1904 1/2d. to 5s. mint, Hong Kong, India, Tanganyika, Chile, China with covers and packets, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1804 | £1300
Bechuanaland: A used collection on leaves, incl. 1885-87 watermark Crown CC 1/2d. to 4d., watermark Anchor to 1s., 1888 (Jan.) to 10s., 1888 (Sept.-Nov.) 2d. on 2d. with 'curved foot', 1888 (Dec.) 1/2d. on 3d., 1893-95 2d. with overprint double and overprinted ''Bechuanaland. British'', then Bechuanaland Protectorate with 1888 4d. on 4d., 1890 15mm overprint 1/2d. with overprint upright and with overprint inverted, 19mm overprint 1/2d., 1913-24 2s.6d. and 5s., 1925-27 1s. with watermark inverted, 1932 to 10s., etc., later with issues to 1966, also postal fiscal 1910 6d. pair, 1921 1d., not all cancellations guaranteed, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
2078 £260
Grenada: 1883 ''POSTAGE'' on half of 1d. orange, an unsevered pair with slight doubling of the lower overprint, used with blue Grenada c.d.s., fine. B.P.A. certificate (1993). S.G. 28A, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2358 | £420
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Various, 1806 to 1836 selection of type 3 handstamps on covers, incl. Goshen, Green Island, Rio Bueno, Savanna La Mar, Spanish Town, etc., poor to good strikes. (33 items)
2644 | £400
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1924-29 1/2d. to 5s. sets (2), 1d. (2) with varieties imperf. between stamp and lower margin and stamp and upper margin, 1931-37 1/2d. to 5s. sets (2), 1932 Falls set in marginal blocks of four, 1937 to 5s. mint, 1953 Rhodes 6d. marginal imperf. pair with punch holes (crease), 1953 to £1 mint (2), etc., also a few revenues, mainly fine. (100s)
1539 | £350
An accumulation in nine albums (one well filled Lincoln and a Triumph), incl. Great Britain, British East Africa, K.U.T. 1925 £3 fiscally used, Malta, Newfoundland, Rhodesia, Straits Settlements 1923 $5 fiscally used, France from 1849 imperfs., China, Norway, a few covers, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1805 £450
Bechuanaland: Revenues: 1918 £5 on 1s. used strip of three, some fading and toning otherwise fine. Barefoot 38, cat. £1,500+. Only 32 examples recorded. Photo.
2079 £190
Grenada: 1888 4mm spacing 4d. on 2s., a group incl. example showing wide space between ''TWO'' and ''SHILLINGS'' used, showing first ''S'' in ''SHILLINGS'' inverted mint, showing upright ''d'' used, showing ''OS'' joined mint and ''T'' low used, slightly mixed. (7) Photo.
2359 | £1100
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Various, 1836 to 1860, selection of mainly covers, all with circular datestamps, incl. Annotto Bay, Lucea, Moneague, Ocho Rios, Old Harbour, Plantain Garden River, Rodney Hall, St. Ann's Bay, Vere, etc., poor to good strikes. (80 items)
2645 | £80
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: A used collection on leaves, incl. 1924-29 to 2s. and 1931-37 to 4s. with a range of shades, 1953 to £1, etc., mainly fine. (245)
1540 | £190
An all World collection in twenty one albums, Q.V. to Q.E.II, incl. much Commonwealth with Australia and Canada, also Europe, Iran, U.S.A., etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1806 £230
Belgium: 1918 Red Cross 1c. + 1c. to 10f. + 10f. set, unmounted mint, light gum toning and top value with mild gum creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 222-235. Photo.
2080 £350
Grenada: 1888-91 1d. on 8d. mint block of fifty with one stamp showing the 'no stop' variety, light overall gum toning and a small tone spot to one central stamp and some perf. reinforcement, otherwise fine. S.G. 46a, c. Photo.
2360 | £600
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Various, a selection on leaves, incl. straight lines with Clarendon type T3, Montego Bay type T3, Spanish Town type T3, circular datestamps with Spanish Town type P1, Alexandria type P2a, Falmouth type P4a, etc. (16 items)
2646 £520
Rhodesia: Southern Rhodesia: Postage Dues: 1951 4d. dull grey-green unmounted mint block of four, fine. S.G. D6, cat. £1,200. Photo.
1541 | £350
A mainly used selection of Cyprus, Malta and Gibraltar, incl. Cyprus 1924-28 £1 unmounted mint marginal, Gibraltar 1898 4d. corner block of four with control number ''2'' unmounted mint, 1935 Silver Jubilee 1s. variety 'extra flagstaff' unmounted mint, etc., mainly fine. (70)
1809 | £750
Belgium: A mainly mint collection in a Davo album, incl. 1905-08 set, 1911 Brussels and Charleroi sets, 1912 set, 1915-22 set with both 5f. values, 1918 Red Cross to 2f. + 2f., 1919-20 set, 1922-27 set, 1924 5f. Exhibition miniature sheet, 1929 set, Anti TB sets, 1931 Soldier's miniature sheet, 1932 Infantry set, 1952 U.P.U. set, 1948 Anseele miniature sheet, 1954 Restoration set, 1957 Antarctic miniature sheet, later issues to 1974, etc., varied condition. (100s)
2082 | £400
Grenada: 1895-99, a selection of ''SPECIMEN'' overprints, comprising 1/2d., 1d., 6d., 8d. and 1s. with local type GR 2, type D12 on 1/2d., 2d. vertical pairs, 1d. vertical strip of five and horizontal strip of four, 6d. 8d., 1s. in vertical strips of four and horizontal strips of five, also 1/2d. (not overprinted), 1d., 6d., 8d. and 1s. affixed to small pieces with manuscript date above, good to fine.
2361 £90
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Military Mail: 1854 (Mar. 26) cover endorsed ''Packet/Paid 4d'' addressed to ''Captain James H Edgar, 69th Regiment Fort Charlotte/St Vincents or Barbados'', sent on from Fort Charlotte to Barbados marked ''More to pay/4'', with Kingston, St. Thomas, Gordon Town, St. Vincent and Barbados datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2647 £160
Rhodesia & Nyasaland: Postage Dues: 1959 1d. ultramarine with diagonal ''POSTAGE DUE'' handstamp in violet, unmounted mint, with ""B&K"" handstamp and pencil note on reverse, fine. Photo.
1542 | £270
An all World accumulation in sixteen (one Ideal) albums, in packets and loose, mainly middle to modern period, incl. much Commonwealth, Europe, Turkey, Great Britain with small range of Q.V., K.E.VII to 2s.6d. used, 1951 Festival set mint, mint decimal issues, Channel Islands, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1811 £120
Belgian Congo: 1917 (Feb.) 10c. stationery postcard, registered to England, franked by 1916 15c. tied by double circular ''B.P.C.V.P.K/1'' datestamps, registered label with typed ''Postes Mil./Legerpost no 1'' with Tabora datestamp at left. Belgium Congo Study Circle certificate (1990). Photo.
2085 £150
Grenada: 1902 10s., mint block of four, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 66, cat. £640+. Photo.
2362 £200
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Military Mail: 1886 (Mar. 3) envelope to Nottingham from a Hospital Sergeant serving with the 2nd West India Regiment stationed at Up Park Camp, countersigned by commanding officer Lt. Col. Ponsonby Sheppard, franked by 1883-97 1d. tied by ''UP PARK CAMP'' squared circle, minor faults. Photo.
2648 | £210
Romania: 1862 to 2016, a collection in six albums and loose with a good range of later sets and miniature sheets mint. (100s)
1543 | £150
A mainly good to fine mint selection of 1940s foreign issues on stockcards and loose in packets incl. Belgian Congo, Greece, Netherlands, Italian Colonies, etc. (few 100s)
1812 £120
Belgian Congo: 1917 (Nov.) postcard, registered to England, manuscript ''On active service via Suez'', franked by 1916 25c., tied by double circular ''B.P.C.V.P.K/11'' datestamps, registered label with manuscript ''B.P.C.V.P.K. 11''. Photo.
2086 £170
Grenada: 1904-06 chalky paper 2s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D9), fine with large part original gum. B.P.A. certificate (2000). S.G. 74as. Photo.
2363 £230
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Military Mail: 1890 (Aug. 12) envelope to the Isle of Wight from a Lance Corporal in the Royal Engineers at Port Royal, countersigned, franked by 1889-91 1d. tied by ''A 67'' barred oval with ''PORT ROYAL'' c.d.s. at left. Photo.
2649 £220
Russia: 1884 3.50r. and 7r. on vertically laid paper, fine mint. S.G. 47, 48, cat. £1,150. Photo.
1544 | £260
A mint and used accumulation in five stockbooks contained in a carton incl. G.B. with K.G.VI plate blocks, cinderellas, much thematic interest with Antarctic mint issues, Astrology, Birds, etc. (many 100s)
1813 £190
Bermuda: 1906-10 to 4d. and 1910-24 to 1s. perforated ''SPECIMEN'', a few with lightly toned gum or with part gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 34s-51s, cat. £875. (19) Photo.
2087 £260
Grenada: 1913-22 1/2d. to 10s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', each a right marginal example showing minor variety short right leg of ''N'', fine with full gum. S.G. 89s-101s, cat. £200. Photo.
2364 £260
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Military Mail: 1892 (Feb. 8) envelope to Colchester from a Lance Sergeant stationed at Up Park Camp, countersigned by Major A. Bosworth, Deputy Assistant to the Adjutant-General, franked by 1889-91 1d. tied by ''UP PARK CAMP'' squared circle, fine. Photo.
2650 £120
Russia: 1902-05 perf. 111/2 1r., fine unmounted mint. S.G. 78b, cat. £350. Photo.
1545 | £110
A used accumulation in packets and loose contained in homemade file drawers, incl. Canada, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Southern Africa, etc. (1,000s)
1814 | £300
Bermuda: 1920-21 Tercentenary (less 1d. carmine), 1921 Tercentenary, 1936-47, 1935 Silver Jubilee, 1937 Coronation and 1949 Victory sets overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'', some with lightly toned gum, otherwise mainly fine. (35)
2090 £180
Grenada: 1938-50 perf. 12 10s. slate-blue and bright carmine (narrow), mint, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 163c, cat. £750. Photo.
2365 £290
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Crash and Wreck Mail: 1890 (Feb. 18) Mail Cart wreck, cover to New York, bearing boxed ''JAMAICA-PAID/22 FE 1890'' in red (twice), with attached Post Office label regarding the wreck on the reverse, very scarce. Photo.
2652 | £180
Russia: Ukraine: A mainly middle period accumulation in an album, incl. Trident overprints, multiples, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1546 | £220
An all World accumulation in varied condition in thirteen albums and stockbooks contained in two cartons with mint and used British Empire, etc. (many 100s)
1815 £220
Bermuda: 1922-34 to 1s. and 1924-32 2s.6d. overprinted (or perforated) ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G. 77s-87s, 89s. (13) Photo.
2093 £380
Grenada: 1951 King George VI definitive 1/2c. to 12c. perforated ''SPECIMEN'', each without gum and with ''B.W. ARCHIVES'' handstamp on reverse, fine. The only Specimens produced from this set. Ex Towers. Photo.
2366 £140
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1858 (Sept. 10) entire to London and 1859 (Aug. 10) cover to London, both bearing 1856 6d. lilac (the first with straight edge at left) tied by ''A 01'' barred ovals. (2 covers)
2653 £3000
Saint Helena: Early Mail: THE EARLIEST KNOWN POSTALLY HANDLED LETTER FROM SAINT HELENA, 1703 Ship Letter entire addressed to John Moore, Merchant, in Mincing Lane, London, endorsed from ''Ship Anna at St. Hellena/August ye 13th 1703'' and directed by ''The Mary/Capt. Ogle's/Ship'' with ''OC/27'' receiving Bishop mark. The letter, written and signed by Capt. H. Kelly, reports that he has ''after a long & tedious passage arrived at St. Hellena the 4th of August, where now found that all the East India fleet homeward bound undr. convoy of the Kings fisher weare departed 10 days before'' and that he is now ''very bussy at this troublesome place ... forced to unload all wit. my one long boate, which will be very tedious''. The estate of Sir John Moore (1620-1702), noted lead merchant, philanthropist and former Lord Mayor of London, who had died the year before, had been principally divided between two nephews who both shared his name, one of whom (1658-1714) had been his right-hand man and also received Sir John's London properties. Very few letters sent before 1815 have been recorded, the majority addressed to East India House in London and carried privately, avoiding the mail system and thus not subject to any postal charges, this item having been likely charged the inland rate of 2d. Recorded by Edward Hibbert in ''Saint Helena: Postal History and Stamps'' (1979), p. 142. Photo.
1547 | £220
A mainly used duplicated accumulation of Foreign countries on leaves and stockcards contained in two cartons with Australian States, China, South America, etc. (many 100s)
1817 £650
Bermuda: 1938-52 to 1s. and 1938-53 to £1 perforated ''SPECIMEN'', the 71/2d. in a pair and with an additional 2s., a few with lightly toned or streaky gum, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 110s-121s, cat. £2,000. (18) Photo.
2094 £230
Grenada: 1951 New Constitution set of four perforated ''SPECIMEN'', each without gum and with ''B.W. ARCHIVES'' handstamp on reverse, fine, the only specimen examples of this set. Ex Towers. Photo.
2367 £170
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1858 (Dec. 26) cover to Manchester and 1860 (Feb. 26) cover to London, both franked by 1856 6d. lilac, the first tied by ''A 01'' barred ovals, the second by ''A01'' duplex. (2 covers)
2654 £1200
Saint Helena: Early Mail: 1790 Ship Letter entire addressed to Dumfries, Scotland, endorsed from ''St/ Helena May 31st 1790'' and directed ''Pr. favr. /Mr. Maginnis/Q.D.C.'' privately carried to England, the sender having taken ''the opportunity of the 'Berrington', Indiaman, who sails from this island this evening for England'', and posted in London with ''JY/28/90'' datestamp and ms. rating ''10'', being a charge of 9d. + the 1d. captain's gratuity. This letter comes from the noted 'Crichton' correspondence, addressed to his father by physician and merchant James Crichton (1765-1823) whilst returning from the Far East. Photo.
1548 | £320
An accumulation in varied condition in ten albums and stockbooks contained in a carton with early mint British Empire, Austria, Germany, etc. (many 100s)
1818 | £450
Bermuda: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in five circulated approval books, incl. 1861 4d. used, 1862 perf. 13 6d. lilac used (corner missing), 1863-77 perf. 14 1d. scarlet (aniline) unused, 4d. unused, 1882 perf. 12 unused, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2095 £85
Grenada: 1951 New Constitution 3c. with part of the overprint omitted, ''EW'' completely missing and parts of the ''N'' and ''C'' also gone, fine mint. S.G. 187 var. Photo.
2368 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1859 (Mar. 11) cover from Savanna La Mar to London, franked by 1857 6d. rose-carmine, tied by superb ''A 75'' barred oval of Savanna La Mar, fine and scarce. Photo.
2655 £1000
Saint Helena: Early Mail: 1802 Ship Letter entire addressed to Rhode Island, U.S.A., endorsed from ''Island of St. Helena/December 21 1802'' with Boston, Mass. ''MAR/22'' receiving c.d.s. and straight line ''SHIP'' both in red, ms. notation ''1 oz'' and rating ''42'' (cents) paying quadruple 10c. inland rate from Boston to Providence + 2c. ship rate. The letter carried to Boston on the ''Governor Lorner'' sailing from Sumatra under Capt. Nathan Leech, sent by Ephraim Talbot travelling in the ''Isis'' under Capt. Benjamin Dexter from Muscat to England via the Cape of Good Hope, previously enclosing accounts and a bill of loading, with interesting mentions of the ''Ann of Hope'' and John Tay''. Photo.
1549 | £110
An all World collection in varied condition in six albums and loose contained in a carton with G.B. incl. 1840 1d. used, surface printed, China, etc. (many 100s)
1819 | £130
Bermuda: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in five circulated approval books, incl. 1865-1903 perf. 14 1d. rose-red unused, 1d. pale rose unused, 1918-22 5s. mint, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2097 | £580
Grenada: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in five circulated approval books, incl. 1863-71 6d. rose unused, 1881 1d. green mint pair, 1883 21/2d. tête-bêche block of four used, 1888-91 1s. on 2s. mint (2), 1908 10s. used, 1934-36 perf. 121/2 x 131/2 1/2d. pair used, 1938-50 21/2d. perf. 121/2 x 131/2 used, Postage dues, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2369 £300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1859 (Apr. 15) entire from Morant Bay to Kingston, franked by 1857 4d. rose-carmine, tied by ''A 59'' barred oval of Morant Bay, fine. Photo.
2656 £520
Saint Helena: Early Mail: 1807 Ship Letter entire headed ''St. Helena/25th April 1807'', addressed to his uncle in London by H.G. Hale, showing fine double oval ''Ship Lre/(crown)/WEYMOUTH'' and red ''E/JUL 1/1807'', rated ''1/1'' paying 9d. inland rate + 4d. ship letter charge introduced in 1796. Photo.
1550 | £200
An accumulation in varied condition in eight albums, stockbooks on leaves and loose contained in two cartons, with mint and used British Empire, a range of covers, etc. (100s)
1820 | £280
Bermuda: Postal Stationery: A selection, incl. postcards with 1880 11/2d. cards unused (4), wrappers, unused and used, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', etc. (129 items)
2099 £110
Grenada: Postal Stationery: 1902 page numbered ''0990'' from the Madagascar Archives with K.E.VII 1/2d. (2) and 1d. (2) postcards, 2d. registered envelope size F, all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' all stamped by the large red Madagascar handstamp. Photo.
2370 £480
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1859 (June 10) cover to Kingston, franked by Great Britain 1857 4d. rose cancelled by scarce ''A 64'' of Port Antonio. R.P.S. certificate (2017). S.G. Z132. Photo.
2657 £1250
Saint Helena: Early Mail: 1813 Ship Letter entire addressed to Chandernagore, India, written in French from ''Ste. Helene le 18 fevrier 1813'', sent by Col. Julien Schmaltz returning in custody to England, with Nov. 7 circular Ship Letter Calcutta Bg. Ptg receiving c.d.s. in red with charge mark recording 4a. due, being 2a. inland + 2a. ship rate, early items of mail from the island to India being surprisingly scarce. Colonel Julien-Désiré Schmaltz (1771-1827) had been captured in 1811 whilst in charge of the defence of Samarang and Soubaraya. Later named Governor of Senegal he is today best remembered for his involvement in the infamous wreck of the ''Méduse'' and partial responsibility for the ill-judged attempted escape by raft, commemorated in Théodore Géricault's famous painting ''Le Radeau de la Méduse'', an icon of French Romanticism. Photo.
1551 | £480
A mint and used Commonwealth selection in two albums, mainly K.G.VI to early Q.E.II, incl. Bahamas 1948 Tercentenary set mint, Bermuda 1938-43 values to £1 mint, Cayman Islands 1950 to 10s., 1962-64 to £1 mint, Cyprus 1955-60 values to £1 mint, K.U.T. 1960-62 to 20s. mint, Nyasaland 1945 to 20s. mint, etc., also various 1948 Silver Wedding sets, some Middle East, mainly fine. (100s)
1821 | £2200
Bermuda: A collection of covers and cards in an album and cover album, incl. Boer War, registered mail, cancellations, censored mail, postal stationery with 1880 1/2d. inland card used with added 1/2d., etc. (235 items)
2100 £230
Grenada: Postal Stationery: 1881 11/2d. postal card to Tunbridge Wells, used with ''GRENADA/MAY 29/86'' c.d.s., Groombridge arrival on reverse, slightly grubby, otherwise fine. Photo.
2371 £120
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1859 (June 10) entire from Black River to Savanna La Mar, franked by 1857 4d. rose-carmine, tied by ''A 30'' barred oval of Black River, stamp affected by filing crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
2659 £1400
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The First Post Office 1815-21: 1815 Ship Letter entire headed from ''H.M.S. Northumberland/St. Helena Oct. 22nd 1815'', the vessel which had just brought Napoleon Bonaparte to Saint Helena, to Middlesex showing framed ''FALMOUTH/SHIP LETTER'' and oval ''10 o'Clock/DE 5/1815 F.N.B.'' in red, with ms. rating ''1/8'', being 1s. inland rate + 8d. ship rate, this having being increased in 1815. Some faded lettering reinforced but a fascinating interesting letter from ''this most horrible place which, if you could see, you would suppose all the rocks in the world had gathered together and made themselves into an island. We have put your friend Napoleon there'', promising a further account of their famous guest and sight of around 50 of Napoleon's hairs, acquired through bribery of a valet as ''Boney has very little hair on his head and disliked it to be given away very much''. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1554 | £300
A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint and used accumulation in packets mainly sorted into cigar boxes contained in a carton, some of the mint issues are a little stuck in places. (many 100s)
1822 | £920
Bermuda: A collection of cancellations written up on leaves, mainly Q.V. but with some later up to early Q.E.II, incl. General Post Office, vertical and horizontal barred ovals, single and double ring c.d.s's, first and second series duplexes, Bailey's Bay, Crawl, Flatts, Hamilton, Harrington Sound, Ireland Island, Mangrove Bay, Paget West, Pembroke West, Riddle's Bay, St. David's, St. George's, Somerset Bridge, Southampton West, Warwick East, etc., mainly fine strikes. (100s)
2101 £780
Grenada: Revenues: 1884 issue, five essays with the key plate printed in green and the upper and lower panels handpainted in, the 2s. in blue, 5d. in black, 10s. in brown, and the £1 in orange and in slate-purple, part original gum, the 10s. with trimmed perfs. and both £1 with minor surface marks, otherwise fine and scarce, Ex Marcus Samuel, Dr R.P. Towers and Cyril Bell. Photo.
2372 £120
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1859 (Nov. 14) cover from Montego Bay to Kingston, franked by two 1857 4d. rose-carmine (one with straight edge), tied by ''A 57'' barred oval of Montego Bay, a few perf. imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2660 £580
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The First Post Office 1815-21: 1816 'Bootleg' mail entire letter to Middlesex, headed ''H M Ship Northumberland/April 19th 1816 at/St. Helena'' privately carried to Portsmouth with June 20 datestamp and red oval ''10 o'Clock/JU 21/1816 F.N.B.'', rated ''8'' for inland postage only. The sender reports on Napoleon's well-being on the island and confirms to his cousin that he has acquired the former Emperor's handkerchief as requested. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1555 | £80
A Commonwealth accumulation in nine stockbooks and albums, early to late, incl. Australia with 'Roos to 2s. used, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1823 | £300
Bermuda: A selection of 91 mainly early picture postcards used to a variety of destinations incl. Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Curaçao, D.W.I., Egypt, N.Z., Nova Scotia, Syria, etc.
2102 | £450
Grenada: Revenues: A collection on leaves, incl. 1904 £1 mint and used, 1908 £1 mint and used blocks of four and twelve (largest recorded), 1915 £1 imperforate printer's sample overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1925 £1 mint (3), 1965 2c. on $1.50 with both types in horizontal pair and corner block of six, etc., varied condition. (47)
2373 £230
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Great Britain used in Jamaica: 1860 (May 7) entire to Savanna La Mar bearing 1857 4d. rose-carmine pair tied by ''A 01'' barred ovals, also single on 1859 (Aug. 15) cover to Clarendon tied by ''A 01'' duplex, a few imperfections. (2 covers)
2661 £680
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The First Post Office 1815-21: Early Inland Letter, 1817 entire letter headed from ''Prospect Hall, St. Helena/March 14th 1817'' addressed to Sir Thomas Reed, Adjutant to the Governor Sir Hudson Lowe and handcarried by messenger, the letter written by Mr. J. Legg containing a riposte to his reported conversation with Napoleon reported in the ''Observer'' and providing his own full account of his family's meeting with Bonaparte. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1556 | £95
A British Commonwealth duplicated accumulation in five stockbooks, incl. Australia and States, Canada, Newfoundland, Nigeria, etc. (many 100s)
1824 | £200
Bermuda: A selection of 25 covers and cards from 1885 to 1947 in varied condition incl. three covers with different Q.V. frankings to U.S.A. (2) and London, twenty two picture postcards with an interesting range of cancellations incl. maritime and censored, 1909 card from Canada to Bermuda bearing oval ''POSTAGE/1d/DUE'', etc.
2103 £110
Grenada: 1862 (Jan. 23) front and flap to Scotland, franked by 1861-62 6d. rose, tied by double circular ''C'' datestamp of Sauteurs with another strike on the reverse, with London Paid c.d.s. and red crayon ''15'' rate mark, the 1d. alongside apparently replaced, scarce. Photo.
2374 £180
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1860-70 Watermark Pineapple 1d. and 4d., imperforate, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type D2), also 3d. with manuscript ''Specimen'' with B.P.A. certificate (1979), a few wrinkles, otherwise fine with some gum. S.G. 1s., 3s., 4s. Photo.
2662 £3000
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The First Post Office 1815-21: The ''ST. HELENA/PACKET-LETTER'' Marking, 1817 (Mar. 29) a fine strike of this rare mark on Packet Letter entire to Fareham, Hampshire, rated ''4/2'' being 8d. inland rate + 3s.6d. packet charge and with ''C/26MY26/1817'' receiving c.d.s. in red on reverse. The letter is headed ''Briars, St. Helena March 26th 17'', Napoleon's first home on the island whilst Longwood House was prepared. Only fourteen letters are known with the rare first marking, most of the other examples being from the 'Dunlop' correspondence. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1557 | £450
An accumulation in six albums, mostly Australia with 'roos to 2s. used, 1976 to 2006 largely complete unmounted mint, prestige booklets, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1825 | £170
Bermuda: A collection of 298 picture postcards all used contained in a small box with some earlier topographical, etc.
2106 £190
Grenada: 1891 (May 7) large 2d. registered envelope to Devon (size I), franked by 18832 21/2d. (3) tied by single circular ''B'' datestamp of Victoria, a few creases and slightly soiled, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
2375 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1870-83 1/2d., 1d., 2d., 4d., 6d. and 1s. imperf. plate proofs in issued colours on surfaced paper, each overprinted ''CANCELLED'' and in a horizontal pair, fine. (12) Photo.
2664 £750
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The First Post Office 1815-21: Soldiers Concessionary Mail, 1819 incoming entire letter sent from Paisley, Scotland to Quartermaster Sergeant James Rayside of the 66th Foot Regt. at the concessionary 1d. letter rate, showing ms. ''P1'' (Paid 1d.) in red, faint boxed Paisley despatch, Glasgow ''27/APR/1819'' c.d.s. (on reverse), red Paid tombstone of ''30AP30/1819'', same day crowned ''INDIA PACKET LETTER/GPO/LONDON''. If sent at full packet rate the cost of this letter would have been 4s.8d. Photo.
1558 | £120
A Q.V. to Q.E.II duplicated mainly used accumulation of British Empire on stockcards contained in a carton. (100s)
1826 | £600
Bermuda: Underpaid mail, a selection of incoming mail on leaves, incl. range of oval ''POSTAGE/DUE'', also some Postage Paid covers, etc. (25 items)
2107 | £90
Grenada: 1893 to 1940, a selection of seventeen covers and cards in varied condition with stationery incl. Q.V. and K.G.V registered, etc.
2376 £350
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1874 (July 10) two entires to the same Company in Haiti, one franked 1870-83 1d. and 4d., (single rate) other with 6d. and 4d. (double rate), all cancelled by ''A 01'' barred ovals, a fine pair. Photo.
2666 £480
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Isolation 1822-38: 1826 Paid India Letter entire from Liverpool to Brigadier General Alexander Walker, Governor of Saint Helena, addressed ''(To the care) Company Agent/Cape of Good Hope'', rated ''1/1'' paying 11d. inland rate Liverpool to London + 2d. India Letter rate, showing oval framed ''PAID/AT/LIVERPOOL'', London Paid tombstone, fine double oval ''POST PAID SHIP LR/(crown)/9 JA 9/1826/LONDON'' and Cape ''2JU2/1826'' oval. In 1822 Walker had been coaxed from retirement to become Governor, arriving in March 1823, and was an active influence, promoting schools and libraries, improving the agriculture and horticulture of the island and commencing the phased emancipation of the island's slaves from 1827 onward. During this period of isolation postal rates to the island were unclear, some letters paying the India Letter rate, though unsanctioned, whilst others were charged at a 'Half-Packet' rate. Photo.
1559 | £380
An all World accumulation on stock cards and in packets, mint and used, incl. New Zealand with Chalons, Australian States, Turkey, South America, range of covers, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1827 | £210
Bermuda: World War II censored mail, a selection of covers, incl. range of labels and cachets, incoming mail, etc. (78 items)
2108 £80
Grenada: 1894 (Apr. 18) 2d. registered postal stationery envelope to Germany uprated with 1883 21/2d. tied Grenada ''A'' c.d.s., with ''TOO LATE'' (Proud type I 10) handstamp in black alongside, Aachen arrivals on reverse, fine. Photo.
2377 £110
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1916-19 War Tax: 1916 (Sept.-Dec.) 3d. purple on lemon variety overprint inverted, mint, fine. S.G. 72aa, cat. £325. Photo.
2667 £450
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Isolation 1822-38: 1827 'Free' Official Mail, mourning wrapper sent from ''London May twenty one/1827'' with two crowned ''FREE'' datestamps in red, addressed simply to ''Mrs Walker/St Helena'', this being Barbara, wife of the Governor Brigadier General Alexander Walker, signed by the sender William Warren at lower left. Photo.
1560 | £320
An all World accumulation in two albums and envelopes, mainly commercial covers with Switzerland, U.S.A., etc., also incl. some stamps, mixed condition. (100s)
1829 £190
British Guiana: 1938-52 perf. 14 x 13 $1, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 317a, cat. £550. Photo.
2110 £80
Grenada: 1897 (July 3) parcel post label to London cancelled with type PP2 c.d.s., with Insured Parcel label cancelled London c.d.s. in violet, and 1921 (Dec. 30) parcel wrapper to the U.S.A. bearing K.G.V 1d. (2), 2d. (2), 3d., 6d. and 1s. and complete ''WINDWARD ISLANDS/AND THE UNITED STATES'' parcel post label, a few minor faults, scarce. Photo.
2378 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1916-19 War Tax: 1917 (Mar.) 3d. purple on lemon, with variety overprint sideways, mint from the base of the sheet, small collector's mark on gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 75d, cat. £425. Photo.
2669 £520
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Isolation 1822-38: 1829 (Jan. 6) 'Bootleg' mail, entire letter addressed to the Clifton post office in Bristol, privately carried to England and posted from Bath with ''AU 6/1829'' despatch on reverse and ms. ''4'' rating for local delivery, the letter written from Plantation House by Janet Dallas. Janet was the wife of Brigadier-General Charles Dallas, the last East India Company Governor of St. Helena from 1828 to 1834 and proposer of the famous Jacob's Ladder completed in 1830, remaining in the post until the arrival of the first Crown Governor until 1836. In 1832 the Dallas family moved from Plantation House to Longwood New House due to the smell from the drains and occurrences of typhoid. Photo.
1563 | £380
Omnibus issues: 1948 Silver Wedding, a selection of mostly unmounted mint sets, incl. Seychelles set in corner plate blocks of six, St. Vincent £1 blocks of four (2), etc., mainly fine. (108)
1830 | £230
British Guiana: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in five circulated approval books, incl. 1861 1c. unused, 1862-65 perf. 12 1c. mint, 24c. used, 1878 1c. slate unused, 1881 on Official 1 on 48c. unused (2), 2 on 24c. mint, 1905 $2.50 mint, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2112 | £120
Grenada: 1905 to 1973, a group of covers with missent markings, comprising 1905 postal stationery card from Rostock to Nicaragua with Grenada G.P.O. c.d.s. and manuscript ''missent to Grenada'', and 1912 front from Trinidad & Tobago to England, 1921 postcard from Hungary to Nicaragua, 1933 envelope from Jamaica to Canada and 1973 envelope from USA to Dominica each with ''MISSENT TO GRENADA'' handstamps, mainly fine. (5)
2379 £260
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1916-19 War Tax: 1917 (Mar.) 3d. purple on lemon, with variety overprint sideways, mint from the top of the sheet, fine. S.G. 75d, cat. £425. Photo.
2674 £620
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Isolation 1822-38: Post Office Fee, 1837 (Sept. 25) Ship Letter entire from the 'Mead' correspondence, sent by the widow of surgeon George Mead to her son in London headed ''St Helena/25th September/1837'' and showing the rare Post Office 3d. outgoing mail fee, introduced in 1815 but very rarely seen as most mail was conveyed directly to the ship's captain, with framed ''PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER'' and red ''13NO13/1837'' receiving c.d.s.'s, ms. ''3'' showing the Post Office handling charge and ''1/4'' rating covering 8d. inland charge from Portsmouth to London + 8d. ship letter rate, some fragility and soiling with minor tape repairs and stains. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1564 | £95
Omnibus Issues: 1965 I.T.U. issues unmounted mint in a special album, mainly fine. (100s)
1831 | £350
British Guiana: A selection of covers and cards in a cover album, incl. 1866 large part cover addressed to Belize, franked by G.B. 1s., 1941 censored cover from Argentina to Georgetown, bearing boxed ''Missent to Grenada B.W.I.'', 1888 11/2d. stationery card used to Austria, additionally franked by bisected 1888 2c. on 6d., 1900 envelope to Germany, franked by 1899 10c., etc. (47 items)
2113 £80
Grenada: 1906 (May 31) 2d. postal stationery registered envelope used locally, uprated 1d. (2) tied ''A'' c.d.s's, St George's c.d.s on reverse, fine. Photo.
2380 | £1350
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1916-19 War Tax: A collection on leaves and loose, incl. 1916 (Apr.-Sept.) 1/2d. with inverted overprint mint (9), 1916 (Sept.-Dec.) 11/2d. blocks of nine and four, one in each with ''S'' omitted mint, 121/2d. watermark inverted in mint blocks of 12 and 15, 3d. inverted overprint mint and used on cover, 3d. mint block of six, one with ''S'' inverted by hand, 1917 (Mar.) 11/2d. with inverted overprint in a plate block of four mint, 3d. overprint inverted mint (3) and used, good range of minor varieties, misplaced overprints, range of covers, etc. (few 100s)
2676 £200
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Re-establishment of the Post Office 1839-55: Printed official Ordinance No. 23 - 1839 by Colonial Secretary C.R.G. Hodson (185 x 305mm), ''AN ORDINANCE/TO AMEND THE LAWS RELATING TO THE POST OFFICE AT/ST, HELENA'' referring to the original Proclamation of Feb. 20 1815 establishing the Post Office, repealing all local by-laws and establishing new rates and arrangements for the sending of ''all Letters, Packets, Newspapers and periodical Publications'' not otherwise exempted, whilst also confirming soldier's/seamen's rates, captains' fees and the responsibility of the Post Master for display of listing at the Custom House of undelivered items. Photo.
1565 | £1150
Postal History and Covers: An extensive Q.V. to K.G.VI British Empire collection of covers and cards incl. British Asia with Burma 1860 (Mar.) envelope to Glasgow franked by India 8a. tied by indistinct Rangoon obliterator, boxed red ''INDIA PAID'' handstamp at lower left, boxed red ''RANGOON/SHIPLETTER'' handstamp on reverse, Hong Kong 1909 (Nov. 1) p.p.c. to Switzerland franked by 4c. tied by Shanghai B.P.O. c.d.s. with black boxed ''PAQUEBOT'' handstamp alongside, British South African with Cape of Good Hope 1906 picture post card franked at 1d. from Cape Town to Groothoek Orange River Colony, with large violet P.O.A. arrival handstamp, Natal 1909 1/2d. reply card used from Munich, uprated with additional 1/2d., Transvaal incoming 1870 (Oct. 24) envelope from England to Potchefstroom franked with 1s. green plate 4 LH wing-margin example, tied by Birmingham duplex with Cape Town transit overlapping, 1889 (Feb.) envelope to London franked by 6p. adhesive, cancelled by ''36'' type 3 coded multi-ring obliteration allocated to Steelpoort, British West Indies with Bahamas 1900 2d. registered letter envelope (size G) additionally franked with 1884-90 21/2d. blue tied by light strike of scarce ''27'' numeral, Bermuda 1908 (July 6) picture postcard to England franked by G.B. K.E.VII 1d., cancelled by fine strike of ''PAQUEBOT'' handstamp, with ''HAMILTON/BERMUDA'' c.d.s. alongside, British West Africa with Gold Coast 1893 1d. postcard to Austria cancelled by scarce ''ELMINA/C'' c.d.s. in deep blue, transit and arrival handstamps alongside and at left, 1925 1d. postcard uprated with additional 1/2d. green to Germany, cancelled by Koforidua c.d.s., a few military cachets, censored, Official, registered, Postage dues, etc. mixed condition but many fine. (63)
1832 | £320
British Honduras: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in five circulated approval books, incl. 1865 6d. and 1s. used, 1872 -79 perf. 121/2 3d. used, 1s. green used, 1882-87 6d. used (2), 1888 3c. on 3d. used, 1891-1901 25c. used, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2114 £110
Grenada: 1921 (Mar. 15) 1/2d. postal stationery wrapper used locally with boxed ''FIRST POSTMAN'' handstamp, and 1922 (Dec. 30) picture postcard also used locally with boxed ''SECOND POSTMAN'' handstamp, the latter with picture detached and crease, otherwise fine. Photo.
2381 | £680
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1916-19 War Tax: An accumulation in a stockbook, incl. 1916 (Sept.-Dec.) 3d. two mint blocks of four, one in each with ''S'' inserted by hand, 1917 (Mar.) 1/2d. mint pair, one showing stop inserted and ''P'' impressed a second time, 3d. variety overprint sideways mint (2), range of minor varieties, etc. (100s)
2677 £650
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Re-establishment of the Post Office 1839-55: Post Office Fee, 1840 Ship Letter entire from the 'Mead' correspondence sent by the widow of surgeon George Mead to her son in London, showing the very rare ''31/2''(d.) ms. handling fee, rated ''8''(d.) for ship rate, the inland postage charge having been abolished from Jan. 10, and with framed ''PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER'', headed ''St. Helena/6th February 1840'' with an interesting letter incl. news of the Ross Expedition vessels ''Erebus'' and ''Terror'', ''two Man of War ships arrived from England going out on discoveries to the South Pole. They are to remain here for a month. The Officers on board are to give instructions about building a new Observatory as the one at Ladder Hill will not answer. They are talking of taking the Long Wood New House for the Observatory.'' Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1566 | £550
Postal History and Covers: 1774 to 1953, an all World collection of covers in an album, much pre-stamp, incl. Scandinavia, Mauritius, Labuan, Haiti, Dominican Republic, etc., mixed condition. (80)
1834 | £110
British Levant: A selection on stockleaves, incl. Turkish Currency 1902-05 12pi. on 2s.6d. used (2), Tangier, etc. (200)
2116 £160
Holyland: Jerusalem: 1734 (Feb. 13) entire from two Franciscan monks in Jerusalem, addressed to ''Mol. ev. Prne. Colsmo'', manuscript ''8'' and ''P4'' understood to indicate Personal delivery and Personal letter, free of charge by land route on horseback. Photo.
2382 £820
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1919-21 imperforate colour trials 2d. purple and indigo (2, one overprinted ''SPECIMEN''), 21/2d. green and orange-brown (2, one overprinted ''SPECIMEN''), 3d. brown and green (2, one overprinted ''SPECIMEN''), 2s. green and brown, 3s. red-brown and yellow-green (2, one overprinted ''SPECIMEN''), fine. Photo.
2680 £290
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Re-establishment of the Post Office 1839-55: 1851 privately carried incoming envelope with interesting enclosed letter written Apr. 5 from Gosport, Hampshire addressed to G. W. Mellis by Col. C.R.G. Hodson with endorsement/receiving notation ''p Scritian/received July 22 1851'', the sender having taken the opportunity to write ''as I find that a ship is about to proceed to St. Helena''. Colonial Surveyor George Whalley Mellis (1802-1874), whilst a Lieutenant in the St Helena Artillery, had carried out a trigonometric survey of the island between 1825 and 1836 and supervised the construction of 'Jacob's Ladder', originally named the 'Inclined Plane', a horse-powered tramway for hauling goods to the top of Ladder Hill on rails using pulleys. Now living in retirement in England, Colonel Charles Robert George Hodson (1779-1858) of the St. Helena Foot Regiment had been born on the island and was present during the whole of Napoleon's captivity, having before that time filled the position of Town Major and later Judge Advocate. Due to his height and imposing appearance Napoleon, who had for him a warm regard, nicknamed him 'Hercules'. Photo.
1568 | £140
Postal History and Covers: A small selection, incl. Gibraltar 1839 (Dec. 25) entire to London, St. Helena 1884-94 2d. irregular block of sixteen used on piece, South Africa with 1901 (Apr. 21) cover to London, franked by Transvaal 1900 1/2d. (2), 1d. (4) tied by boxed registered cachet and with boxed censor mark, etc. (11 items)
1837 | £160
British Virgin Islands: A mint collection on stock pages, incl. range of early issues, 1913-19 to 5s., K.G.VI to 5s., 1938-47 to £1, 1956-62 to $4.80, etc., slightly mixed condition. (178)
2121 £170
Holyland: Jerusalem: 1873 (Apr. 11) envelope with enclosed letter from the British Consulate at Jerusalem, addressed to a Mrs. Rodgie in Scotland, regarding the funeral of her husband that took place at the British Protestant Cemetery on Mount Zion, bearing Alexandria transit c.d.s., with Hawick receiving mark on the reverse. Photo.
2383 £260
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1921-29 imperforate proof of the central vignette of the 6d. value, printed in blue on thin card (45 x 32mm), most attractive. S.G. 101P. Photo.
2681 £350
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Re-establishment of the Post Office 1839-55: 1852 incoming Packet Letter small envelope addressed to Capt. Edmund Palmer R.A. or Mrs. MacBean, endorsed ''By Extra Mail to Cape/or other ship'', rated ''1/-'' with Bath ''JY 30/1852'' despatch, Paid c.d.s. in red, and receiver's notation ''Recd. Septr. 14th 52/pr HMS Bloodhound/from Ascension'', slight soiling. Palmer prepared his famous 'Military sketch' or survey of the island between 1850 and 1852. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1569 | £70
Postal History and Covers: British West Indies, 1850 to 1903, a selection of eleven covers in varied condition incl. two Jamaica pre-stamp, Bahamas 1903 uprated registered stationery letter, Trinidad, etc.
1838 £320
Bulgaria: 1884-85 50 on 1f., mint block of four with the lower two stamps unmounted, fine. S.G. 40, cat. £3,000+. Photo.
2136 | £1150
Holyland: Jerusalem: Austrian Post Offices: A collection of covers, cards and stamps on leaves, incl. 1876 (Feb. 19) large part stampless envelope to England, bearing unframed ''FRANCO'' and ''GERUSALEMME'' c.d.s., 1884 (Apr. 23) wrapper, registered to U.S.A., bearing 1867 3sld. (3) and 1883 10sld., tied by bi-lingual Jerusalem datestamps, 1892 (Oct. 19) cover to Egypt, bearing on reverse 1890 8pa. on 2kr. (10) and 20pa. on 5kr. (2), cancelled by bilingual Jerusalem c.d.s's, 1905 (June 22) 10c. on 10h. addressed to Jaffa, cancelled by Jaffa c.d.s. with violet boxed ''AUS JERUSALEM/OESTERR POST'', 1908 (Aug. 7) parcel card to Switzerland, franked 1900 20pa. on 5k. and 5pi. on 1k. (2), etc. (53 items, 39 stamps)
2384 £210
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1929-32 1d. die II proof in blue on wove paper (23 x 26mm). S.G. 108a. Photo.
2682 £1000
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Oval Datestamp: THE EARLIEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE ''ST. HELENA'' OVAL DATESTAMP, Fine strike dated ''MR29/1855'' in red on paid Ship Letter to France via London headed ''Ste. Hélène le 29 Mars 1855'', rated ''1/1'', 1s.4d. being the 1/2oz. rate to France with 3d. credited as St. Helena's share, with London ''PAID/14MY14/1855'' and ''P-D'' in red, transit and Nantes May 16 arrival c.d.s's. Ex Art Groten and George Montrose collections. Photo.
1570 | £500
Postal History and Covers: British West Indies, a selection of covers and cards incl. Bermuda 1858 (Aug. 31) cover to Demerara, with manuscript ''4'' rate mark, with large unframed circular ''HAMILTON/BERMUDA'' datestamp in red on the reverse, St. Thomas transit mark, Barbados 1947 and 1948 envelopes from Canada, underpaid and one bearing 1934-47 3d. Postage due, other with 1d. (3) and 3d., censored mail, etc. (46 items)
1839 £110
Burma: 1859 (Nov.) envelope from the 'Gibbon' correspondence to Edinburgh, bearing India 1855 4a. tied by ''B/179'' of Thayetmyo, with boxed ''INDIA PAID'' in red, and part strike of ''RANGOON/SHIP LETTER'', Calcutta and Edinburgh datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2138 £1500
Holyland: Jerusalem: German Post Offices: 1913 (Aug. 11) postcard to England, franked by 1908 10c. on 10pf. tied by German Jerusalem datestamp, with scarce violet boxed ''Aus Emmaus/(El Kubebe)'', fine. Photo.
2385 £300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: 1938-52 1/2d. orange, an imperforate block of four from the top left of the sheet, on security-lined paper, corner crease in margin, otherwise fine. S.G. 121b var. Photo.
2683 £680
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Oval Datestamp: Post Office Fee, 1856 (Mar. 26), fine strike of the oval datestamp in red on small envelope to Cape Town with ms. ''31/2''(d.) Post Office fee, backstamped Apr. 21 arrival, the cover addressed to Thomas Maclear at the Royal Observatory and endorsed sent by Lieut. Dayman on his homeward voyage. Sir Thomas Maclear, F.R.S. (1794-1879) had been named HM Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope in 1833. Lieut. Joseph Dayman, R.N. had been employed as a Mate in the ''Erebus'' under Sir James Clark Ross during the voyage of discovery in the Antarctic regions during 1839-1843 and had recently surveyed the Southern African coast in the ''Hydra'', the points having been fixed by Maclear. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1571 | £700
Postal History and Covers: British West Indies, a selection in three cover albums, incl. Antigua, Bahamas, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Vincent with 1895 and 1896 covers, registered to Germany franked by 1885-93 5s., etc. (few 100s)
1840 | £230
Burma: 1937 issue, a collection of covers and cards on leaves, incl. range of rates, registered mail, low value f.d.c's, some postal stationery, etc. (44 items)
2145 £4500
Hong Kong: KING EDWARD VIII PROPOSED ISSUE, 1936 stamp-sized bromide essay (27 x 30mm) denominated 2c., similar to the Grenada 1937 ¼d. but with Chinese characters at base and right. Also hand-drawn semi-transparent overlay (151 x 88mm) requisition ref. ''G/H Kong 7471/1'' showing Chinese characters for six values from 4c. to $3 annotated ''Appd for Chinese Script for 4, 45 & 25 cts'' initialled and dated ''31/10''. Very rare, a similar essay may be found in the Crown Agents archives. Photo.
2386 | £1300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation on leaves and stockleaves, incl. 1860 2d. imperforate and overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' (2), 1919-21 set mint, 1921-29 set mint, 1923 Child Welfare set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1932 set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1938-52 to £1 mint (7), duplication, etc. (many 100s)
2684 £1050
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Oval Datestamp: Anglo-French Accountancy Markings, 1856 (Apr. 17) very good strike on unpaid Ship Letter wrapper to France via London with boxed ''COLONIES/ART-18'' Anglo-French accountancy marking, both in red, with ms. ''6'' (ship rate), ''3'' (island's share) and charged ''15''(décimes) for total charge, transit and Nantes May 27 arrival datestamps. Illustrated on p.26 of ''Saint Helena: Postal History and Stamps'' by Edward Hibbert (1979). Ex Don Lampart. Very rare, this being one of just two known examples of the ''COLONIES/ART-18'' marking on unpaid Saint Helena mail. Photo.
1574 | £1700
Postal History and Covers: A selection of covers and cards (approx. 225) in varied condition incl. Penang 1896 registered cover to England, Jamaica registered covers, Australian States, stationery, postcards, etc.
1841 | £450
Burma: Revenues: Japanese Occupation: Revenue 1943 5c. green in part sheet (9 x 7) and block of twelve, Special Adhesive 1943 25c. and 50c. in blocks of nine and twelve, 1r., 2r., 5r. and 10r. in blocks of four and ten, unused, mainly fine, also 1945 Military Administration 3a. in sheets of 128 (2 mint and 2 used).
2146 £110
Hong Kong: Telegraphs: 1874 (ca.) Great Northern Telegraph Company $3 imperforate die proof in green on white card, fine and rare. Photo.
2387 | £480
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: A Q.V. selection, incl. Great Britain 1856 6d. cancelled by ''A 01'', 1870-83 5s. mint (2), 1883-97 2d. grey, 2s. and 5s. in mint blocks of four, 1905-11 Q.V. set mint, etc., varied condition. (212)
2688 £580
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Oval Datestamp: 1861 (Aug. 28) small envelope paid to France overstruck by ''PD'' in oval and rating ''7''(d.), the balance of the 8d. 1/4oz. rate to France less 1d. due to St. Helena, the cover endorsed from ''Ste. Hélène/28 août 1861'' and directed ''via Steamer'' with Sept. 28 London Paid transit and Libourne Sept. 30 arrival backstamp. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1575 | £130
Postal History and Covers: A group of covers with strength in Rhodesia incl. 1901 O.H.M.S. envelope to Australia, 1902 registered Umtali to Durban bearing 1897 4d. and 1898-1908 2d., 1909 p.p.c. to Warwick, also 1897 Jubilee Hospital Fund stationery envelope and 1s. and 2s.6d. mint cinderellas, 1911 patriotic Coronation picture postcard used in 1915 within Great Britain, South Africa 1944 censored to New York, etc., slightly mixed condition. (12)
1842 | £1000
Cameroon: A selection, incl. 1882 (Jan. 4) envelope addressed to Manchester endorsed ''No stamps at Cameroons, West Africa'', showing large handstruck ''6'' rate mark and Manchester receiving mark and with ''LIVERPOOL/BR. PACKET'' c.d.s. on reverse, German Protectorate 1905-19 5m. carmine and greenish-black perf. 25 x 17 holes mint (7), Cameroons Expeditionary Force 1915 (July) 1d. on 10pf. carmine with surcharge in black unmounted mint top right corner block of twenty (5 x 4), French Cameroon 1940 (Oct. 27) large philatelic envelope bearing 1940 Adherence set of 31 values from Douala with censor tape at right, 1941 (Sept. 10) two registered covers from Mbanga to Douala (one bearing 1940 Adherence 2f.25 blue block of four with overprint shifted to right), 1941 two covers both used locally in Douala, one dated Mar. 31 bearing 1941 Spitfire Fund set, other dated June 8, bearing 1941 Hospital Fund set, 1949 (June 19) well travelled stampless cover, inscribed ''F.M.'', from a member of the 2nd Batterie of Cameroun Police Forces, addressed to Secteur Postal 555 (whereabouts unknown), range of cachets, censors and transit marks, finally returned to sender, range of literature, also Swaziland range of 1978-80 Official stampless registered internal covers (253) from postmasters of 28 different upcountry post offices and Belgian Congo 1942 War Relief stamps on covers from Leopoldville (2) and Usumbura (2) to Cameroun, 1943 (Dec. 14) registered air cover from Leopoldville to Cameroun, censored Belgian Congo, Lagos, and Douala and 1942 (Feb. 17) registered cover from Bangui to Cameroun bearing French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun censor cachets, mixed condition. (100s)
2147 £300
Hong Kong: Telegraph Stamps: 1874 (ca.) Great Northern Telegraph Company 25c. grey, $1 orange-yellow, $3 green, $10 rose-lilac, imperforate proofs without control numbers and with small punched holes in two groups, a rare and important set. Hiscocks 1b-4b. Photo.
2388 | £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postcards: 1907 Earthquake, a selection of unused and used cards with a range of views. (121 items)
2690 £580
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Oval Datestamp: 1864 (Sept. 29) Paid Packet Letter entire to Spain showing good strike of the datestamp in blue, directed ''Per Mail Steamer ''''Briton'''', rated ''2/4'' for Packet rate with ''2'' added for local delivery, London Oct. 24 transit and Cadiz Oct. 27 arrival. Photo.
1576 | £580
Postal History and Covers: Antarctica, an accumulation of mainly covers and cards with some stamps, on leaves and loose in a carton, mainly later expeditions and bases incl. Argentina, A.A.T., B.A.T., Chile, scarcer China, Ross Dependency, T.A.A.F., etc. with a good range of cachets, flown covers, some signed, early cards incl. Wharton types GA-4 to GA-6, KB-7199C (2), KB-7199B, etc., mostly fine.
1843 £420
Canada: Newfoundland: 1862-64 4d. rose-lake, a complete mint sheet of twenty, hinged lightly on two and in selvedge only, fine. S.G. 18, cat. £1,000+. Photo.
2149 £50
Hungary: 1932 Madonna set, unmounted mint, 2p. with light gum crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 535-38, cat. £500. Photo.
2389 | £150
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postcards: An unused and used selection, incl. street scenes, local people, etc. (135 items)
2691 £720
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Oval Datestamp: THE LATEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE ''ST. HELENA'' OVAL DATESTAMP, 1870 (Sept. 10) good strike, unusually in black on unpaid Solomon Moss Gideon & Co. envelope to France, charged ''10''(décimes) for 8d. rate to France + 2 décimes French charge for non-prepayment and showing scarce boxed ''G.B./1F.60c.'' accountancy mark, with London Oct. 8 transit, Bordeaux Oct. 11 arrival datestamps. Photo.
1577 | £980
Postal History and Covers: World War II censored mail, a selection of covers, incl. Portugal, South and Central America, Switzerland, U.S.A., etc. (226 items)
1844 £190
Canada: Newfoundland: 1933 Balbo $4.50 on 75c. tied by St. Johns ''26 JUL/33'' c.d.s. to envelope to Rome, endorsed ''Per General Balbo Flight'' with blue-green flight cachet, backstamped Shoal Harbour July 28 and Lido di Roma receiving datestamp. Photo.
2150 £130
Hungary: 1950 Children's Day 60f. with original inscription, fine mint. S.G. 1117, cat. £1,600. Photo.
2390 | £980
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postal Stationery: Postcards: A used Q.V. to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. range of types, cancellations with Advertised, Returned Letter Branch, Unclaimed, uprated, destinations, etc. (61 items)
2692 £520
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Stampless Mail 1850-62: Mail for Spain, 1853 colourfully marked entire with message headed from St. Helena Nov. 23 1853, addressed to Cadiz via London endorsed ''Care of Mess. D. Dunbar & Sons/Limehouse/London'' with transit and arrival datestamps and noted ''Pd 1/3'' in ms., the 1/2oz. rate to Spain via France. Ex John Ayre. Photo.
1578 | £320
Postal History and Covers: A large accumulation of mainly post war covers and cards contained in two cartons with airmails, commemorative covers, thematic interest, etc. (many 100s)
1845 | £300
Canada: Newfoundland: A mainly mint selection, incl. 1865-70 10c., 12c., 13c. and 24c., 1911 set, 1919 Contingent set, 1919 Air $1 on 15c. (2, one with no comma after ''AIR POST''), 1933 Air set, 1933 Balbo Flight $4.50 on 75c., etc., varied condition. (33)
2151 | £260
Hungary: A collection in two albums, two stockbooks and on leaves, incl. 1871-73 litho 25k. used, recess 25k. used (2), 1900-04 to 5k. used, 1950 Bem miniature sheet mint, 1951 First Hungarian miniature sheets used, 1953 Lenin miniature sheet used, 1954 Stamp Day miniature sheet used, 1955 Centenary miniature sheet used, 1958 Exhibition miniature sheet used, good range of later issues to 1989, etc. (many 100s)
2392 £85
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1906 1d. red stationery card, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' and additionally handstamped ''ULTRAMAR'' in violet across imprinted stamp. This handstamp was applied in Lisbon to specimen stamps and stationery received from the U.P.U. Photo.
2695 £1100
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Forwarding Agents' Mail, Manuscript Marks: THE EARLIEST KNOWN EXAMPLE, 1807 entire letter to Inverness, Scotland, headed ''Ship Ocean at Sea 27th March 1807/Late. 36° S Longe. 20° East'' off the Cape, marked ''Dr. Drummond respectf. requests to recom/mend the forwarding of this letter/to his esteemed friend/Mr Goodwin at St. Helena'', with ''Ship Lre/(crown)/LIVERPOOL'' double oval, rated ''1/3'' for 11d. inland rate + 4d. ship rate. Photo.
1579 | £2700
Postal History and Covers: A selection of covers and cards, incl. Australia, India, Malaya, flown covers, also some stamps, etc. (179 items, 55 stamps)
1846 | £820
Canada: Newfoundland: A collection on leaves, stockbook and loose, incl. 1862-64 6d. mint corner block of four, 1s. mint corner pair, 1865-70 24c. in a mint block of four, 1876-79 rouletted set unused without gum, 1897 Discovery set mint, 1910 set mint, 1911 Recess set mint, 1911 Coronation set mint, 1919 Caribou set mint, 1920 3c. on 35c. mint block of four, one variety lower bar omitted, 1923-24 set mint, 1933 Air set mint, 1933 Balbo $4.50 on 75c. mint, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
2152 £600
Iceland: 1921-30 10k. on 5k. unmounted mint block of four from the left of the sheet, fine. S.G. 150a, cat. £1,800+. Photo.
2394 £120
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postal Stationery: Postcards: 1936 1d. red stationery card, overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' and the stamp cancelled by circular ''POSTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT/H.M.B.'', fine and scarce. Photo.
2697 £720
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Forwarding Agents' Mail, Manuscript Marks: William Carrol, 1835 entire letter from the north of Cape Province to Richmond, Va., U.S.A., headed ''Kuruman, South Africa, Nov. 13th 1835'', endorsed on reverse ''Forwarded from St. Helena by/yrs. respectfully/W. Carrol/U States Consular/Agent at/St. Helena'', charged ''27''(c.) for 25c. inland rate + 2c. ship rate, showing indistinct P.O. crown in circle, crowned G.P.O. Cape Town straight line ''SHIP'', somewhat aged with splitting along folds. The letter written from the 'Moffat' Christian mission at Kuruman, written and signed by Jane, wife of missionary Dr. Alexander Wilson, with closing note added by her husband. The Wilsons had left Cape Town on Mar. 19 and proceeded to Griquatown to acclimatise and learn something of the native languages before proceeding to Kuruman to meet Robert Moffat. Jane Wilson died of fever on Sept. 18 1836 having travelled to Mosega with her husband to preach the gospel to the Matebele despite strong hostility from the king Mzilikazi. She has been claimed as ''the first white woman to be interred in the Transvaal''. Photo.
1580 | £170
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards in a small box incl. postal stationery, censored mail, G.B., Germany, Czechoslovakia, etc. (many 100s)
1847 £120
Canada: 1897 Jubilee $1, large part original gum, fine. S.G. 136, cat. £550. Photo.
2154 | £380
Iceland: A mainly mint collection in a Davo album, incl. 1873 perf. 121/2 16sk., 1902-04 5k., 1920 2k. and 5k., 1921-30 10k. on 5k., 1931-37 40a. and 10k., 1930 Air set, 1931 Zeppelin set, 1933 Hopflug 1k., Officials, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
2396 £920
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postal Stationery: Wrappers: De La Rue essay for an unissued 1/2d., design in green on buff employing the 1877 1/2d. postcard stamp, marked ''A'' but not accepted for the 1888 wrapper. Believed unique. Photo.
2699 £1070
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Forwarding Agents' Mail, Manuscript Marks: Saul Solomon, 1832 entire letter to London, sent from Batavia Sept. 23, endorsed ''Forwarded from St. Helena/by your obed. servant/S. Solomon/27 Nov 1832'', showing framed ''INDIA LETTER/FALMOUTH'' in red and Jan. 22 1833 arrival c.d.s., marked ''1oz'' and charged ''4/4'' at quadruple rate Falmouth to London + 4d. ship rate, with secondary recommendatioin to Messrs. Thormann & Co. of Rotterdam ''if not landed in the Channel''. Saul Solomon (1776-1852) born in Canterbury, Kent, sailed for India but fell dangerously ill during the voyage and was put ashore on Saint Helena where he recovered and subsequently established a merchant business empire that dominated commercial life on St Helena for more than two centuries. Among many colourful stories associated with Solomon was the suspicion of his having smuggled a silk ladder to Napoleon to assist a possible escape from exile and later, as French Consul, he was among the small party that accompanied the Emperor's coffin to France aboard the ''Belle Poule''. Ex Art Groten and George Montrose collections. Photo.
1581 | £350
Postal History and Covers: An all World accumulation of covers, much middle period, incl. Commonwealth, Great Britain, Europe, postal stationery, registered, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1848 | £270
Canada: A selection of covers and cards, incl. a good range of instructional markings with Directory, Not Called For, Stamp Fallen Off, 1947 (Aug.) envelope from Nova Scotia to Windsor, bearing ''DAMAGED IN TRAIN WRECK'' cachet in violet, etc. (few 100s)
2155 | £240
Iceland: A mint and used collection in two folders, stockbook and loose, incl. 1882-95 100a. mint, 1921-30 1k. on 1k. yellow unmounted mint, 1930 Official to 40a. mint, 1930 Air set mint, 1930 Zeppelin 1k. and 2k. used on flown postcard, 1931-37 1e. to 10k. mint, 1040 World's Fair set mint, 20a., 35a. and 45a. in used blocks of four, Postal Stationery, etc. (100s)
2397 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postal Stationery: Wrappers: 1903 1/2d. green on buff, De La Rue essay in issued design but with handpainted country name and value tablet, endorsed ''Approved'' and initialled ''WHM'' (William Hepworth Mercer, Crown Agent for the Colonies). Unique. Photo.
2701 £750
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Forwarding Agents' Mail, Manuscript Marks: Saul Solomon, 1835 entire letter to shipowners Messrs Thos. Dobrée of Nantes, France, sent from Padang, Sumatra Sept. 19, endorsed on reverse ''Reçue à Ste Hélène le 21 novre. 1835 par/le Brick americain ''Neptune'' & acheminée/le même jour par le 3 mats ''Adams''/par votre dévoué/S. Solomon'', further forwarded from London, ''Acheminée par vos devoués Ch. Devaux & Co. Londres, le 21 janvier'' (with further noted message to Dobrée), transit markings incl. framed ''India Letter/Gravesend'' and red Calais double circle, charged ''1/4'' (double 6d. Gravesend to London rate + 4d. India letter), ''2/4'' (double 1s.2d. rate to France) and ''34''(décimes) (French inland rate), slightly trimmed and opened for display. Saul Solomon (1776-1852) born in Canterbury, Kent, sailed for India but fell dangerously ill during the voyage and was put ashore on Saint Helena where he recovered and subsequently established a merchant business empire that dominated commercial life on St Helena for more than two centuries. Among many colourful stories associated with Solomon was the suspicion of his having smuggled a silk ladder to Napoleon to assist a possible escape from exile and later, as French Consul, he was among the small party that accompanied the Emperor's coffin to France aboard the ''Belle Poule''. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1582 | £60
Postal History and Covers: An accumulation of covers and cards in varied condition in three albums and loose with British Empire and Belgium postal stationery, etc.
1858 £260
Cayman Islands: 1913 (July 2) local cover franked 1d. tied ''WEST BAY/GRAND CAYMAN/JY 2 1913'' c.d.s. type I in violet, the earliest recorded date, arrival c.d.s. alongside, fine. Photo.
2156 £150
Iceland: Officials: 1930 set, fine unmounted mint. S.G. O174-189, cat. £700. Photo.
2398 | £650
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Postal Stationery: A selection, incl. postcards with 1877 3d. used to London, reply cards, registered envelopes, wrappers, ''SPECIMEN'' overprints, range of cancellations, etc. (287 items)
2702 £1350
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Forwarding Agents' Mail, Manuscript Marks: Saul Solomon, 1837 entire letter from Canton, China to London endorsed ''Received at S Helena 25 Nov 1837/per American ship Duncan & forwarded on/the 27 Nov per Brig Hortensia/by yours obediently/S Solomon'', the letter written Aug. 26 headed ''via St Helena per ''Champlain'''' and advising that ''An American vessel famous for her good sailing leaves tonight and we give this a chance of being landed at St. Helena'', with two strikes of framed ''INDIA LETTER/FALMOUTH'' in red, charged ''2/4'' being the double rate from Falmouth to London + 4d. India letter rate. Saul Solomon (1776-1852) born in Canterbury, Kent, sailed for India but fell dangerously ill during the voyage and was put ashore on Saint Helena where he recovered and subsequently established a merchant business empire that dominated commercial life on St Helena for more than two centuries. Among many colourful stories associated with Solomon was the suspicion of his having smuggled a silk ladder to Napoleon to assist a possible escape from exile and later, as French Consul, he was among the small party that accompanied the Emperor's coffin to France aboard the ''Belle Poule''. Photo.
1583 | £110
Postal History and Covers: Airmails: A selection of 39 all World airmail flown covers incl. thirteen first flights of New Zealand, etc.
1862 | £190
Ceylon: 1857 (Apr.) Blued paper, 6d. purple-brown, four used examples, all with imperfections, two with Brandon certificate (2002, 2003). S.G. 1.
2158 £700
India: 1854-55 Head Die II, IA Frame Die I, 4a. blue and red, margins close, used with ''94'' lozenge of dots, minor imperfections. B.P.A. certificate (1983). S.G. 21b. Photo.
2399 | £200
Japan: A duplicated mint and used accumulation in varied condition in two binders, on approval sheets and loose contained in a carton with some earlier issues incl. forgeries, miniature sheets, commemoratives, etc. (many 100s)
2705 £1050
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Forwarding Agents' Mail, Manuscript Marks: U.S. Consul, 1842 entire letter to Boston, U.S.A., headed from ''Singapore 9 Nov. 1842'' with ''FORWARDED BY/J. BALESTER/SINGAPORE'' cachet and endorsed ''Forwarded from St. Helena/by the U States Consul'' with light Boston arrival in red. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1584 | £500
Postal History and Covers: Zeppelin Mail, an all World selection comprising 1933 (Oct.) Chicago Flight via Berlin, flown registered postcard to Chicago bearing special triangular and hexagonal cachets in red (scarce as only 44 items from Austria flown), Egypt 1931 (Apr.) envelope to Germany bearing 1931 Zeppelin 50m. on 27m. with variety ''1951'' for ''1931'', French Morocco 1933 (Aug.) 4th South American Flight postcard registered to Brazil bearing special circular cachet in red, Germany 1913 (Oct. 6) Zeppelin postcard, Frankfurt Round flight by the Victoria Luise, franked by 5pf. tied by oval ''LUFTPOST/ZEPPELIN-SCHIFF/VIKTORIA LUISE'' with 'Bordpost' datestamp alongside, and Hungary 1931 (Mar.) Budapest Round Flight envelope bearing 1931 Zeppelin 1p. and 2p., 1931 (Mar.) Budapest-Friedrichshafen Flight cover, bearing 1931 Zeppelin 1p. and 2p., mainly fine.
1863 £90
Ceylon: 1857 (Apr.) Blued paper, 6d. purple-brown, close to good margins, lightly cancelled and very fine. Brandon certificate (2003). S.G. 1, cat. £450. Photo.
2160 | £110
India: A mint K.G.VI accumulation of blocks, incl. 1937-40 1/2a. red-brown in a block (8 x 10), 31/2p. bright blue block of six, 1946 Victory set in part sheets (4 x 8), etc., many unmounted, fair to fine. (295)
2401 £550
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: British East Africa: 1893 (Oct. 10) registered envelope from Lamu to Germany franked 41/2a. dull violet cancelled by ''LAMU/OC 10 93'' squared circle datestamp, ''R'' in oval handstamp below, Zanzibar and Aden transit, and arrival c.d.s. on reverse, scarce. Ex Shivani. Photo.
2714 £4000
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The First Stamps: 1856 (Sept. 4) O.H.M.S. envelope to Ireland franked at left by 6d. blue, good margins just clear at lower left, cancelled in red with oval despatch datestamp, marked ''3'' for British share, with Carlow Oct. 17 arrival backstamp. Ex John Ayre. B.P.A. certificate (1956). Illustrated on p. 29 of ''Saint Helena: Postal History and Stamps'' by Edward Hibbert (1979). Around 15 covers bearing the first issue have been recorded, only three dating before the arrival of the 1d. and 6d. values in 1863. Photo.
1585 £480
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Egypt, 1925 (Nov. 3) Cairo-Kano Experimental Flight envelope from Kano to London, by Sqn. Ldr. A. Cunningham, scarce. Only 65 items flown. Photo.
1864 | £60
Ceylon: 1857-59 1d. pale blue, unused with good to very large margins, showing part of three adjoining stamps, small thin, also another 1d. cut into at foot, other margins are close. S.G. 2a.
2161 £600
India: Booklets: 1906-11 1r. booklet (sixteen 1a.) without Post Office of India inscription and with Royal Cypher of K.G.V, gum toning to stamps and minor cover faults, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. SB4b, cat. £1,100. Photo.
2402 £190
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: British East Africa: 1904 (Oct. 31) registered cover to Germany franked 41/2a. to pay 21/2a. postage and 2a. registration, cancelled ''REGISTRATION OFFICE/MOMBASA/31 OC 04'' c.d.s., transit backstamp, scarce single franking. Photo.
2716 £9000
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The First Stamps: 1863 (Aug. 29) envelope to Canada West, bearing 1856 6d. blue vertical pair, 1863 1d. lake type B (long bar) and 4d., just touched, tied by slightly smudged oval datestamps, unusually in black, rated ''1/4'' and ''1'' representing the division between Britain and St. Helena of the 1s.5d. rate to U.S.A. and Canada, and with Sept. 25 Paid Devonport Cape Packet and next day London Paid transit and Hamilton Oct. 8 arrival datestamps. Ex Art Groten, Don Lampart and George Montrose collections. Spectacular and important, just two covers bearing the first imperforate issues are known, the other with pen cancellations. Photo.
1586 | £420
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Egypt, 1926 (Jan.) Cairo-Khartoum flown cover, manuscript ''By Kind permission of O.C. Flight'' and two line cachet ''Special Flight/Cairo to Khartoum'', also two stampless covers carried on the return flight with added cachet ''By Return of''. (3 items)
1865 | £60
Ceylon: 1857-59 2d. green in a fairly deep shade, close to large margins, unused (regummed), also two other examples in lighter shades, unused with close to large margins. S.G. 3.
2162 £900
India: Booklets: 1906-11 1r. booklet (sixteen 1/2a. and eight 1a.) without Post Office of India inscription, small part of flap stuck under staple, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. SB5a, cat. £1,900. Photo.
2403 £400
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates: 1904 Incoming post card, up-rated, from the Netherlands to Malindi, B.E.A. with ''MOMBASA'' datestamp. On front red manuscript ''Deceased'' and two different ''DECEDE/DECEASED'' handstamps, one presumably put on in Malindi, the other in Mombasa, ''D.L.O./BOMBAY'' handstamp also on obverse and Dutch ''TERUS AFZENDER'', unusual and scarce. Photo.
2717 £550
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Incoming Mail: 1861 small mourning envelope addressed to J.W. Skinner franked at 1/2oz. rate by 6d. lilac tied by London S.E./5 Apr. 4 duplex, with ms. ''1'' noted for island's share, receiver's endorsement ''Recd. pr. Cambrian/31 May 61'' with Devonport transit backstamp. Photo.
1587 £270
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Kenya, 1928 (Nov. 27) Amsterdam-Nairobi flight by J.E. Carbery, envelope numbered ''4'' of 40, bearing two vignettes with Schipol Aerodrome cachet, and Kenya 20c. on the reverse. Photo.
1866 £600
Ceylon: 1857-59 4d. dull rose, used with margins all round, lightly cancelled by bars, faded, otherwise fine. S.G. 4, cat. £4,500. Photo.
2170 £280
India: Booklets: 1922 1r. booklet (sixteen 1a.), gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. SB14, cat. £475. Photo.
2404 £160
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa & Uganda Protectorates: 1904 (Nov. 27) 1/2a. stationery postcard, registered to Germany, additionally franked by K.E.VII 1/2a., 1a. (2), tied by Kisumu datestamps with ''FOREIGN REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT/MOMBASA'' datestamp. Photo.
2719 £350
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Incoming Mail: 1880 (ca.) envelope from the U.S.A. addressed to ''Capt. A.R. Heyer/Bark Wanderer/St. Helena/Atlantic Ocean'' bearing 2c. Jackson, 3c. Washington, 5c. Taylor pairs (2), some imperfections, all pen-cancelled, one 5c. pair tied by June 20 Boston Paid despatch c.d.s., showing St. Helena type 1 July 22 arrival c.d.s. and marked ''110''(c.) in red for 11d. British share. There were frequent alterations to the postal charges from the U.S.A. to St. Helena, the official rate being 27c. from 1877 to 1885, the cover therefore overpaid by 1c. The bark ''Wanderer'' left New Bedford, Mass., in June 1878 on a four year maiden voyage. Between 1878 and 1924 she carried out over twenty whaling expeditions and went on to appear in the film ''Down to the Sea in Ships'' in 1922 before being wrecked in 1924 on what was intended to be her final journey, the last wooden ship to set sail on a whaling voyage. In Feb. 1881 Myra, the wife of Captain Andrew Heyer, died in childbirth on St. Helena and Capt. Heyer left the ship to care for his daughter, named for her mother. The captain returned to Massachussetts from St. Helena when young Myra was eight months old. Photo.
1588 £380
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Nigeria, 1911 First U.K. Aerial Post: London-Windsor Sept. 9, red-brown postcard, addressed to the District Commissioner at Lagos, readdressed to Badagry, South Africa, additionally franked by K.E.VII 1/2d., Lagos and Badagry receiving marks on reverse, scarce destination. Photo.
1867 £190
Ceylon: 1857-59 5d. chestnut, just touched to large margins, unused (regummed), tiny thin on reverse. S.G. 5. Photo.
2172 | £110
India: Revenues: A collection of India and States incl., Foreign Bill on Indian embossed, also cheque stamps and other embossed, also a collection of Indian States.
2406 £750
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: British East Africa: 1905 (Aug. 25) incoming cover from Germany franked 2pf. and 3pf. pairs, tied ''SCHWEDT'' c.d.s., Mombasa (Sept. 20) backstamp, cover taxed with boxed ''T'' and rare ''21/2 AS'' charge mark in violet applied in Mombasa, ''INCONNU/NOT KNOWN'' boxed handstamp on front, also ''ZURUCK'' handstamp and ''21/2 F.B.'' (applied in London), returned to Germany. Photo.
2720 £270
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Incoming Mail: 1882 incoming envelope addressed to ''Captain Cunningham/Ship Berkshire/St. Helena'' franked at packet rate by 1s. orange-brown Pl. 13 EG tied by Ardrossan May 15 duplex with type 1 ''JU 10/82'' receiving c.d.s. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1589 £1650
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: The Rhodesias, 1926 (Feb. 5) stampless envelope, endorsed ''Rhodesia to London by Air. Alan Cobham & A.B. Elliot. February 1926'', with Salisbury despatch datestamp, manuscript timetable of flight, ''Cape Town 26.2.26, Bulawayo 27.2.26, Kisumu 3.3.26, Mongalla 4.3.26, Khartoum 5.3.26, Cairo 7.3.26'' and ''Received at Croydon Aerodrome Sat. March 13th''. Signed by all three crew members, Alan Cobham, Arthur Elliot and B. Emmott, vary rare. Photo.
1868 £350
Ceylon: 1857-59 6d. purple-brown, unused (regummed), touched to large margins, tiny thin, otherwise fine. S.G. 6, cat. £2,750. Photo.
2173 | £480
India: Maritime Mail: 1809 to 1839 selection of covers etc. incl. range of Ship Letter marks, 1828 (Oct. 8) cover from Bellary to Scotland, bearing double line oval ''OUT STATION/SHIP LETTER'' on the reverse, 1831 (Feb. 17) entire from Juanpore to London, with ''1/8'' rate mark, with oval ''JUANPORE/POST OFFICE/Po Pd'' boxed ''INDIA LETTER/PLYMOUTH'' on the reverse, etc. (11 items)
2407 £150
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates: 1905 (Sept. 18) K.E.VII 1a. postal stationery envelope used to England uprated by 1a. tied ''NAIROBI/18 SP 05'' skeleton datestamp (this c.d.s. recorded in use for only three days), transit and arrival backstamps, rare. Photo.
2721 £500
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Incoming Mail: 1886 1d. postal stationery envelope sent from London Oct. 7 addressed to ''W. Grey-Wilson Esq/Colonial Secretary/St. Helena'', sent ''Via Plymouth'' uprated by 1884 5d. dull green (good colour) for payment of full 6d. per 1/2oz. rate, with St. Helena type 1 receiving c.d.s. ''OC 23/86'' showing small ''6'' in year date, part flap missing. Sir William Grey-Wilson (1852-1926) was appointed Colonial Secretary of St. Helena in 1886, was Acting Governor from 1887 to 1889 before his official appointment as Governor from 1890 to 1897. He later served as Governor of the Falkland Islands (1897-1904) and the Bahamas (1904-12). Ex Art Groten. Photo. See also lots 88 and 135
1590 £880
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: The Rhodesias, 1929 (Feb. 26) Rhodesian Railway strike, relief flight envelope (slightly crumpled) carried by the R.A.F. from Ndola to Bulawayo bearing 2d. tied by Ndola c.d.s. A rare item, only 11 examples known. Photo.
1869 | £260
Ceylon: 1857-59 10d. dull vermilion, two unused examples in pale shades, one with good margins, tiny thin at foot, the other just touched at right. S.G. 9.
2174 | £90
India: The Third Mahratha War: 1817 (Dec.) two letters only without franking or postal markings, one dated Dec. 26, other Dec. 27, and headed ''Camp Lucknadoon'', written by a Major Durnand to a Lieut. Colonel Doyle, giving a report of the movement and disposition of troops together with follow-up letter giving further information, interesting items.
2408 £190
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates: 1906 (Dec. 18) 1a. postal stationery envelope addressed locally cancelled ''NAIROBI/18 DE 06'', with black boxed ''UNDELIVERED FOR REASONS/STATED ON COVER'' with blue manuscript ''R.L.O./No destination'' at left. Mombasa backstamp. Rare instructional markings. Photo.
2723 £620
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 1s. Packet Letter Rate to Great Britain, 1866 (Sept. 27) envelope to Kent marked ''Per Mail Steamer Roman'' franked 1s. deep yellow-green type A (thin bar), perf. 121/2 tied by dumb cancellation with oval depatch datestamp in blue and red ''PAID/DEVONPORT/CAPE PACKET/22OC66'' alongside, marked ''1'' (island's share), Oct. 23 arrival backstamp. Holcombe certificate (1993) Photo.
1591 £150
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: The Rhodesias, 1934 (Mar. 7) Belgian Congo-Nyasaland flown cover, starting via Aero Club de Katanga from Elizabethville to Broken Hill, then flown by Imperial Airways to Salisbury, and subsequently flown on the first return flight of Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways from Salisbury and Blantyre. Rare, believed only four covers known. Photo.
1870 £1400
Ceylon: 1857-59 1s. slate violet, unused, good to large margins, toned, surface rubbing at upper right otherwise fine. Ex Royal Collection. S.G. 10. Photo.
2175 £450
India: First Afghan War: 1842 (May 29) entire from the 'Riddell' correspondence (number 66) to his wife, headed ''General Pollocks Camp at Jellalabad'', bearing boxed ''LOODHIANA/Bearing'' and boxed ''L.P.O.''. Contents refer to the British withdrawal and General Pollocks reluctance to obey orders ''it is hoped that upon our leaving this country for good Mohamad Akbar may be induced to accept a ransom for the ladies (hostages)'', some tears and portions missing. Photo.
2412 £240
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates: 1910 8c. post card addressed locally cancelled ''NAIROBI/13 OC 10'' c.d.s. Various instructional markings applied on front ''INSUFFICIENTLY/ADDRESSED'', ''UNDELIVERED FOR REASONS/STATED ON COVER'', ''MOMBASA/R.L.O./26 OC 10'' c.d.s. all in violet, the latter postmark actually used in Nairobi, rare. Photo.
2724 £2700
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 8d. Rate to France, 1867 (July 29) envelope to Paris endorsed ''Voie Anglaise'', paid at double rate by 4d. carmine and 1s. deep yellow-green, both type A, perf. 121/2 with cross cancellations, and showing latest known use of double oval ''POST OFFICE/ST. HELENA'' dated handstamp type PO 1 in grey-blue at right, with red ''PD'', transit and arrival datestamps. Believed to be the only surviving example of the double 8d. rate, in use from 1863 to 1870. Photo.
1592 £820
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Somaliland, 1933 (Sept.) cover, registered to Brazil, franked by 1921 1r., flown on the 1933 Chicago Zeppelin flight with special red cachet, rare. Photo.
1871 £400
Ceylon: 1857-59 2s. dull blue, unused, small tear at upper right otherwise fine. R.P.S. certificate (1969). S.G. 12. Photo.
2176 £350
India: 1854 1a. die I red, fine used on 1854 cover from Bangalore to Madras, tied by diamond of dots, with Bangalore and Madras transit and receiving marks on the reverse. Photo.
2415 £200
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates: 1915 (Jan. 30) envelope to Chicago, U.S.A., franked 3c., 6c. (2) tied by very rare ''WASIN GISNU/FARM 40'' c.d.s., which became ''Tanka/Kenya'', transit backstamps on reverse, Chicago arrival on front. Photo.
2729 £650
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 4d. Ship Rate to the Cape of Good Hope, 1869 (Sept. 8) envelope addressed to the Royal Observatory in Cape Town bearing 4d. carmine type A (thin bar) with central ''H'' cancellation type 02.01, oval despatch datestamps in red and Sept. 13 arrival, ms. charge ''6'' being the Cape internal rate + 2d. non-payment fine. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1593 | £230
British African Airmails: The Napier Collection: South Africa, 1911 First U.K. Aerial Post: London-Windsor Sept. 9, green card addressed to Cape Colony, also brown card addressed to Bechuanaland, readdressed to Sea Point, fine. (2 items)
1872 | £160
Ceylon: 1857-64 1/2d. dull mauve, seven unused examples, poor to fine. S.G. 17.
2177 £1000
India: 1854-55 1/2a. blue pair and third printing 4a. head die II frame die I two cut to shape, used on 1855 (June) poor quality envelope to London, tied by diamond of dots, red boxed ''INDIA PAID'' below. S.G. 2, 21a. Photo.
2417 £400
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: East Africa and Uganda Protectorates: 1922 (June 28) picture post card to Bolivia franked 1921 1c. and 6c., tied by ''S(orting) CARRIAGE/NO.2/28 6 22'' double ring datestamp, Bolivian arrival c.d.s. on front. Scarce cancellation and rare destination. Photo.
2735 £480
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 1s. Packet Letter Rate to Great Britain, 1879 (June 13) O.H.M.S. (deleted) envelope at double packet rate to Cheltenham franked by 1s. deep green type C (long bar), perf. 14 x 121/2 (2), with cross cancellations, type 1 despatch c.d.s. at left and July 3 arrival backstamps, slight creasing. Photo.
1594 £230
British African Airmails: The Napier Collection: South Africa, 1911 First Aerial Post Flight, Kenilworth-Muizenburg special card dated Dec. 27 in both towns and addressed to Cape, scarce. First flight in fact flown on Dec. 30 1911 by Evelyn Driver. Photo.
1873 | £80
Ceylon: 1863-66 perf. 121/2 1/2d. nine unused examples, some with gum, range of shades, fair to fine.
2180 | £95
India: 1879 (Oct.) envelope to France, bearing 1865 1a. and 1866-78 4a., tied by two ink lines and diamond of bars, with Much, Bombay Sea Post Office and Bologne datestamps on the reverse, also 1880 (Sept. 15) envelope to England, franked by 1866-78 4a. and 1873 1/2a., tied by two pen lines with date and diamond of bars, a few imperfections.
2418 £200
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Kenya and Uganda: 1925 Stampless O.H.M.S. ''Returned Letter'' envelope from the ''Returned Letter Office/General Post Office, Mombasa'' cancelled ''NAIROBI/R.L.O./SE 15 25'' c.d.s. with Nairobi R.L.O. registration label alongside, registered oval backstamp, scarce. Photo.
2736 £480
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: Evasion of High Postal Rates, 1879 envelope with enclosed letter headed ''U.S.S. Ticonderoga/St. Helena June 22/79'' written by Bartlett Jefferson Cromwell (1840-1917), Commander of the sloop-of-war, to his wife in Philadelphia, U.S.A., privately carried to England and posted from Plymouth bearing 1d. red pl. 212 strip of three with July 22 arrival backstamps, the letter interestingly records Cromwell's experiences to date during the goodwill circumlocution of the globe, having recently participated in the Anglo-Liberian Boundary Commission, and his opportunities to write home, ''We arrived yesterday and I gave a letter to the Consul to post but for fear he may keep it in his pocket I'll write again . . .''. The rate from Saint Helena to the U.S.A. was at this time 1s.2d., that from England only 21/2d. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1595 £300
British African Airmails: The Napier Collection: South Africa, 1911 Second South African Aerial Post flight, rare date error special card, Kenilworth-Muizenburg dated Dec. 27 1911 in Kenilworth and Dec. 27 in Muizenburg, very scarce. The second flight was in fact flown on Jan. 2 1912 by Evelyn Driver. Only a few examples were produced before the error was noted and corrected. Photo.
1874 | £820
Ceylon: A mainly unmounted mint collection in a small stockbook etc., mostly K.G.V to K.G.VI, incl. 1912-25 100r. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1938-49 line perf. 14 3c. and 50c., 5r. on ordinary paper block of four, etc., mainly fine. (approx. 200)
2181 | £100
India: 1895 (July 28) 1a. stationery envelope (with enclosed letter) to Allahabad, cancelled by ''F.P.O. 1/No. 2A'' c.d.s. of Chitral, also 1897 (Nov. 27) crested envelope with headed notepaper ''The Duke of Connaughts'', written by a Major F.G. Anderson at Matanni, addressed to England, franked by 2a.6p. tied by Peshawar c.d.s., letter mentions Tirah.
2420 £150
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Kenya and Uganda: 1926 (May 17) 15c. rose on buff postal stationery post card addressed locally to Kisumu, cancelled by the rare skeleton type ''KISII/E A P/MY 17 26'' c.d.s., H&G 1. Photo.
2737 £580
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 1s.11/2d. Foreign Rate, 1883 (Mar. 21) envelope endorsed ''via Hamburg'', addressed to the island of Sylt off Germany franked by 1s. yellow-green perf. 14 and 2d. yellow perf. 14 x 121/2, with 'cork' cancellations and light despatch c.d., marked ''71/2'' in red for British share of postage, London, Hamburg and Oct. 14 Westerland auf Sylt backstamps. The 1s.11/2d. per 1/2oz. general foreign rate was introduced on Apr. 1 1877 but due to the unavailability of 1/2d. stamps until 1884 this was rounded upward to 1s.2d. for single rate, the double rate charged correctly as 2s.3d. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1596 £1000
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1913 (Aug.) envelope with printed ''AEROGRAM'' and ''NO CHARGE FOR DELIVERY'', addressed to London, franked by Transvaal 1d. (2) tied Kimberley Aug. 18 with London Sept. 6 receiving mark on reverse, some minor imperfections, otherwise fine and very rare. The Paterson Aviation syndicate planned the flight from Kimberley to Bulawayo and Salisbury, the flight due to take place on Aug. 31, but the plane crashed at Kimberley. Photo.
1875 | £190
Ceylon: A K.G.VI mint and used collection, incl. 1938-49 2c. to 5r. complete mint with all perfs., incl. 131/2 x 13 2c., 5c., shades, etc. (415)
2182 | £130
India: China Expeditionary Force: 1912, three picture postcards to the same address in England showing views of Peking, each bearing 1a. carmine tied neat F.P.O. c.d.s's, fine. (3)
2421 | £550
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Kenya and Uganda: Airmails: 1927 selection of flown covers (8) and card, incl. Feb. 15 Kisumu-Khartoum service, one flown on the Jinja-Khartoum, pilot signed, later one with failure cachet, etc.
2739 £480
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 71/2d. Foreign Rate, 1885 (Apr. 9) envelope to Massachussetts franked by 1880 1d. lake, 6d. milky blue and 1884 1/2d. emerald tied by neat 'sunburst cork' cancellations (type 04.06) with two despatch c.d.s's and marked ''11/2'' in red for British share, backstamped New York transit and May 11 Pocassett arrival datestamps. The general rate to foreign countries was reduced from 1s.2d. per 1/2oz. to 71/2d., a rate that remained until the further reduction to 21/2d. in 1896. Photo.
1597 | £620
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1918 (Oct.) ''MAKE YOUR SIXPENCE FLY'' large and small wings cards unused, large wings cards used (3), small wings cards used (3), fair to fine.
1877 £600
Ceylon: 1857 (Oct. 14) cover from Kandy to Scotland, franked by 1857 blued paper 6d. purple-brown pair, 1857-59 white paper 1d. deep turquoise-blue and 2d. green, tied by bars and 1d. with red Paid datestamp, bearing ''KANDY POST PAID'' and ''KANDY STEAMER LETTER'' datestamps on the reverse. R.P.S. certificate (2003) states ''stamps have been lifted and reaffixed and a further 6d. adhesive is missing''. Ex de Worms and Shenfield. Photo.
2190 | £420
Indian Feudatory States: A selection of covers and cards, on leaves, incl. Cochin, Hyderabad, Indore, Travancore, Officials, postal stationery, etc. (67 items)
2422 £450
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Kenya and Uganda: Airmails: 1927 (Feb. 12) Jinja-Kisumu First Experimental Flight, envelope to Nairobi, franked by 5c., 15c. and 50c. tied by red double circular ''AIR MAIL UGANDA SUDAN/FIRST/FE 12/27'', endorsed ''By first Uganda Kenya Air Mail'', with red ''KENYA-SUDAN/1st/FE 12/27/AIR MAIL'' datestamp on the reverse, extremely rare. Believed only four items carried. Photo.
2740 £180
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: Sent via Diplomatic Bag, 1887 cover to Berkshire posted in London on June 22 franked by 1d. lilac, with enclosed letter headed ''St Helena Alarm Cottage/10th April 1887'' addressed to his mother by the Acting Governor William Grey-Wilson, taking advantage of his privilege to send his private letters to England by diplomatic bag, rather roughly opened with part flap missing. A most interesting letter reporting island news, Grey-Wilson's ''new postal arrangements'' and his feelings about Great Britain's new 'Jubilee' issue, ''Really, your English stamps get uglier & uglier''. Sir William Grey-Wilson (1852-1926) was appointed Colonial Secretary of St. Helena in 1886, was Acting Governor from 1887 to 1889 before his official appointment as Governor from 1890 to 1897. He later served as Governor of the Falkland Islands (1897-1904) and the Bahamas (1904-12). Ex Art Groten. Photo. See also lots 69 and 135.
1598 £1100
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1918 (Oct. 7) ''MAKE YOUR SIXPENCE FLY'' uncut card addressed to Wynberg, franked by 1/2d. tied by ''AERIAL POST'' datestamp, endorsed on reverse ''Uncut original complimentary specimen copy, posted to the Wynberg Postmaster'', sent by Major Sturman, then Postmaster General of the Union. Believed only two examples known. Photo.
1878 £300
Ceylon: 1862 (Apr.) cover to London, endorsed ''via Southampton'', franked by 1861-64 6d. brown (mounted upside down) tied by barred oval. Photo.
2191 £140
Indian Feudatory States: Jammu and Kashmir: Undated part native cover from Jammu to Amritsar via Peshawar, bearing 1877-78 1/2a. brown-red, cancelled by ''L'' in circle of bars with Peshawar and Amritsar datestamps alongside. Photo.
2424 £550
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: Kenya and Uganda: 1933 incoming airmail cover from Hampshire to Dar-es-Salaam underpaid by G.B. 1d. and 6d., charged 120 ctms, ''T cents'' in oval applied on arrival with manuscript ''1/-'' inserted, and bearing very scarce 1s. postage due tied by ''DAR-ES-SALAAM/POSTE RESTANTE/3 AU 1933'' c.d.s. Photo.
2741 £580
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 6d. Ship Rate to the U.S.A., 1892 (June 14) envelope to New Bedford, Mass., franked at this very rare rate by 1887 3d. horizontal pair tied by neat 'arrowheads cork' cancellations (type 06.04) with despatch c.d.s. and ''3d'' marking at left, the rate split equally between St. Helena and Great Britain, with New York Paid All transit and July 10 New Bedford arrival on reverse. The cover addressed to Capt. Thomas Luce (1827-1911), owner of the bark ''Gay Head'' recently returned from an expedition to the Pigeon and Carroll whaling grounds mastered by Sylvanus B. Potter. Ex 'Justine' collection. Photo.
1599 | £680
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1919 (Aug. 2) Peace Celebrations Pigeon Post, envelope showing the the two special cachets and with enclosed flown pigeongram, rare. Photo.
1879 £170
Ceylon: 1863 (May) cover from Colombo to London, endorsed ''via Marseilles'', franked by 1861-64 1s. slate-violet, tied by barred oval, with Colombo and London datestamps on the reverse, some strengthening, otherwise fine. Photo.
2192 £300
Ireland: Forerunners: 1914 (1d.) 'Maintain the Union' label, in an unmounted mint corner block of fourteen, some creasing and a few separated perfs., fine and scarce. Hibernian no. L26. Photo.
2425 £60
Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika: 1938-54 perf. 113/4 x 13 £1 black and red, mint, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 150, cat. £500. Photo.
2742 £400
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 6d. Rate to Great Britain, 1893 (May 9) envelope to Yorkshire franked by 1884-94 1/2d. green (1885), 1d. and 3d. used with 1890 keyplate 11/2d., 'cork' cancellations and despatch c.d.s., Harrogate June 2 arrival c.d.s on reverse. Photo.
1600 £1100
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1920 (Feb. 15) Cape Town-Johannesburg flight by the Handley-Page Co. Pioneer aircraft, endorsed ''By Aeroplane Post'', showing two line ''CARRIED BY/AEROPLANE'' in red and faint violet Handley-Page circular cachet. An excellent example of the rarest South African Air Mail. The Handley Page left Cape Town carrying 422 letters, crashing shortly after take-off at Beaufort West. Very few of the letters carried have survived. Photo.
1880 | £90
Ceylon: 1863 (May 19) front only to Paris, franked by 1867-70 1d. deep blue and 6d. blackish brown pair and single, cancelled by barred ovals, also 1868 (Nov. 17) cover to Bombay, franked by 5d. yellow-olive (defective corner), tied by barred oval and Colombo c.d.s. alongside.
2195 | £580
Ireland: Revenues: A collection of Eire and Northern Ireland revenues in a carton incl. provisional embossed in green, also documents and cut outs. (100s)
2426 £240
Korea: 1897 Tai-Han 10p. blue with overprint in red, used with French type 1900 c.d.s. on red band and silky paper envelope, stamp with toning, otherwise fine. Photo.
2743 £1050
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: Soldiers' Concessionary Mail, 1895 (May 22) envelope to London endorsed from a Gunner in the Royal Artillery St. Helena Detachment, countersigned by commanding officer, showing Detachment and Commanding Officer's handstamps and franked 1884-94 1d., with despatch c.d.s. and backstamped June 10 Plymouth Ship Letter, same day arrival c.d.s's. Ex Edward Hibbert. Photo.
1601 | £620
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1925 London-Cape Town Cobham flight, souvenir mail cards (2) both with vignette and signature, flown from Cape Town, fine.
1881 £160
Ceylon: 1865 (Jan. 16) cover to London, endorsed ''via Marseilles'', franked by 1863-66 10d. vermilion, just tied by barred oval with red London c.d.s. alongside. Photo.
2197 £230
Italy: 1923 Manzoni set unmounted mint, also 5l. with watermark inverted mint, mainly fine. S.G. 155-160. Photo.
2428 | £130
Labuan: A mint and used collection on leaves, from 1879 to 1903, slightly mixed condition. (94)
2745 £380
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: Printed Matter 1d. Double Rate, 1900 (June 27) improvised journal wrapper to Philadelphia, U.S.A., franked at double printed matter single rate by 1896 1d. carmine tied by type 2 c.d.s. A general worldwide printed matter rate of ½d. was introduced in 1896. Photo.
1602 £620
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1925 London-Cape Town Cobham flight, souvenir mail card with imperforate vignette and signature, flown from Khartoum, fine. Photo.
1882 £210
Ceylon: 1865 (May 17) entire from Galle to Yarmouth, endorsed ''via Marseilles'', franked by 1863-66 10d. vermilion, tied by barred oval with red Galle c.d.s. alongside, fine. Photo.
2199 £140
Italy: 1930 Air Transatlantic Flight 7l.70, fine mint. S.G. 303, cat. £800. Photo.
2429 £170
Latvia: 1923 Charity War Invalids, three sets of three values affixed to piece from ledger page, each stamp tied by large red double circle ''POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES *MADAGASCAR* COLLECTION DE BERNE'' handstamp, released from the Madagascar archives of Posts and Telegraphs. S.G. 112-14. Photo.
2747 £300
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: Additional 1/2d. Charged for Carriage of Mail by Private Ships, 1901 (Jan. 30) P.O.W's cover to the Transvaal franked by 1893 1/2d. green and 1896 1d. carmine cancelled by 'oval of short bars, 3 x 7, cork' cancellations,with despatch c.d.s. and type 1 circular censor cachet in violet initialled, with Johannesburg transit and Vereeniging Feb. 15 arrival backstamps, vertical fold and slight staining. A very rare rate authorised by Post Office Government Notification of June 11 1902. Carried on the troop transport S.S. ''Canada'', chartered by the Admiralty in 1899. Photo.
1603 £180
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1926 (Dec.) Zurich-Cape Town flight by Walter Mittelholzer, also envelope endorsed ''Carried by Aeroplane from Khartoum to Nairobi by kind permission of Capt. Mittleholzer'', scarce. Photo.
1883 £170
Ceylon: 1866 (Mar. 29) cover from Colombo to London, endorsed ''via Marseilles'', franked by 1863-66 10d. vermilion, cancelled barred oval with red Colombo c.d.s. alongside, fine. Photo.
2200 £80
Italy: 1950 UNESCO 20l. block of eight, and 55l. block of six and pair, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 744-745, cat. £1,112. Photo.
2433 | £1950
Malaya and States: A Q.V. to Q.E.II mint collection in a boxed album, incl. Singapore 1948-52 perf. 14 and perf. 171/2 x 18 to $5, 1948 Silver Wedding set, 1955-59 to $5, Straits Settlements 1902-03 values to $5, 1906-07 to $1, K.G.V to $5, 1937-41 to $5 (with both dies), Federated Malay States 1922-34 $5, British Military Administration 1945-48 to both $5, range of States with Johore 1891-94, 1896, 1949-55, Kedah 1922 Exhibition, 1937, 1950-55, 1957, Kelantan 1911-15, 1921-28, 1922 Exhibition (less $5), 1951-55, Malacca 1949-52, Negri Sembilan 1935-41, 1949-55, Pahang 1950-56, Penang 1949-52, Perak 1900 Surcharge, 1935-37, 1938-41 (less top two values), 1950-56, Perlis 1951-55, Selangor 1935-41, 1949-55 and Trengganu 1949-55 sets, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
2748 £110
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 2d. double Imperial rate, 1901 (Oct. 8) O.H.M.S. envelope to Staffordshire franked by 1890-97 1/2d. and 11/2d. neatly tied by type 4 c.d.s's with Newcastle Nov. 11 arrival on reverse, slightly trimmed at left. The 1d. Imperial rate in use between 1898 and 1906. Photo.
1604 £520
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1930 (Oct. 5) England-Cape Town record breaking flight by Captain R.F. Casparuethus, envelope carried in a D.H Puss Moth taking 8 days 10½ hours, pilot signed and bearing ''AIR POST./SPECIAL''. Only 22 covers flown. Photo.
1884 £160
Ceylon: 1867 (Sept.) cover to Leamington, endorsed ''via Marseilles'', franked by 1863-66 10d. vermilion, tied by barred oval with red London c.d.s. alongside, a few small cover imperfections, otherwise fine. Photo.
2202 £280
Italy: Officials: 1934 Air 10l. overprinted ''SERVIZIO DI STATO'' in gold, fine unmounted mint. S.G. O450, cat. £1,100. Photo.
2434 | £500
Malaya and States: A mint and used collection in three albums, incl. Malacca 1949-52 sets mint and used, Penang 1950-56 sets mint and used, Perlis 1951-55 set mint, Japanese Occupation, etc., varied condition. (few 100s)
2749 £95
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 1d. Postcard Rate, 1900 (Dec. 22) Greetings picture postcard sent by Boer P.O.W. to the Transvaal, franked by 1893 1/2d. (2) with cork cancellations, type 1 circular censor cachet in violet initialled ''EW'' (E.Walton), redirected from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg, minor creasing. Photo.
1605 £300
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1931 (Nov. 13), attempted Port Elizabeth to Cape Town flight, charred envelope addressed to Cape Town, salvaged from the wreckage of Captain W.F. Davenport's aircraft which crashed the next day on Sir Lowry's Pass, with typed Post Office explanatory note. A dramatic and scarce crash item, Davenport, his two passengers and practically all the mail were incinerated. Photo.
1885 | £320
China: Municipal Posts of Treaty Ports: A collection on leaves, incl. Chinkiang, Hankow, Ichang 1894 1m. and 3m. mint, Kewkiang, Wuhu, etc., mixed condition. (84)
2203 | £75
Italy: Revenues: A mainly used collection on leaves and loose. (100s)
2435 | £920
Malaya and States: An accumulation in four folders, five stockbooks and loose, incl. Straits Settlements, B.M.A. 1945-48 $5 green and red on emerald mint, Kedah, Malacca 1949-52 set mint, range of low values in blocks and sheets, f.d.c's, also some Sarawak and Hong Kong, etc. (1,000s)
2750 £110
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 3d. triple Imperial rate, 1902 (Feb. 3) cover (front only) to Bulawayo franked by 1884-94 1/2d. and 1d. used with 1890-97 1/2d. and 1d. individually cancelled by 'triangles in circle cork' type 06.10 cancellations, with Broad Bottom Camp type 2 circular cachet in violet initialled ''G.A.D.B.'' (Staff Interpreter G.A. de Beer). Photo.
1606 £800
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1932 (Apr. 22) Cape Town to London attempted flight by Oscar Garden, the flight abandoned at Abercorn, bearing three line cachet ''ACCIDENT AT ABERCORN/22 APRIL 1932/Flight Abandoned''. Only 20 covers carried. Photo.
1886 £550
China: Chinese Provinces: Manchuria: 1949 Parcel Post $500 to $20,000 set, unused, mainly fine. S.G. P78-P83, cat. £3,000. Photo.
2204 £750
Italy: Post Offices in China: 1918 Postage Due 4c. on 10c. to 16c. on 40c. set, 4c. on 10c. with corner crease, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. D53-56, cat. £4,627. Photo.
2437 £1400
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1867 (Sept.) Surcharges on India, 12c. on 4a. green, variety surcharge double, unused, part original gum, some blunted perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 7a, cat. £4,000. Photo.
2752 £100
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: War Tax 1d. Charge, 1919, three covers to England franked by War Tax issues, comprising (Jan. 5) to Birmingham with 1916 1d.+1d., (July 10) O.H.M.S. envelope (slightly trimmed) registered to London with 1916 1d.+1d. strip of three, and (Nov. 27) to Wiltshire bearing 1919 1d.+1d. but crossed by London ''RECEIVED FROM H.M. SHIP/NO CHARGE TO BE RAISED'' mark. The War Tax of 1d. per letter to Britain and the Empire was enforced between Sept. 9 1916 and Mar. 27 1922. Photo.
1607 £400
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1933 (Feb. 6) First official non-stop record flight by R.A.F. to South Africa, envelope to Walvis Bay franked 11/2d. cancelled Cranwell Feb. 6 with Feb. 8 arrival alongside. Only 20 carried by pilots Gayford & Nicolettes in the Silver Torpedo, intended for Cape Town but landing at Walvis Bay due to strong headwinds, nevertheless establishing a new record of 5,341 miles in 57 hours, 25 minutes. Photo.
1888 £210
China: 1960 Goldfish set, each marginal and some with sheet numbers, unmounted mint, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 1911-1922, cat. £500. Photo.
2206 £110
Italian Colonies: Eritrea: 1903 Postage Due 5c. to 10l. set, used, slightly mixed condition. S.G. D30-40, cat. £1,500. Photo.
2438 £880
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1869 (?) manuscript ''2'' on 11/2c. on 1/2a. blue used, small thin, rounded corner, otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 10, cat. £6,500. Photo.
2753 £230
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: 2d. Imperial Rate, 1923 (Jan. 25) envelope to Winchester, England franked by 1912 1/2d. black and green and scarce 1922 11/2d. rose-scarlet. The Imperial 1oz. rate was increased to 2d. on July 17 1916, remaining unchanged until 1939. Photo.
1608 £240
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1937 (Apr. 9) first direct solo flight to Cape Town by Mrs. H.B. Bonney and signed by her, large violet flight cachet on reverse, returned by surface mail. Photo.
1889 | £200
China: 1962 Stage Art of Mei Lan-Fang, 1963 Cuban Revolution and 1963 Hwangshan Landscapes sets, fine c.t.o. used. (30)
2207 £170
Italian Colonies: Eritrea: 1905 Postage due 50l. and 100l., fine unmounted mint. Sassone 12, 13. Photo.
2439 £140
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1867-72 30c. claret imperforate plate proof on gummed watermarked paper, a couple of gum wrinkles otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 17 P. Photo.
2755 £550
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: Airmail, 81/2d. Imperial Rate, 1936 (Dec. 6) R.N.E. St. Helena crested envelope commercially used to England franked by 1923 1/2d. and 8d., marked ''7gr.'' and with airmail etiquette at left, sent by Lt. Stone from the Marine Regt. to his mother in Southsea. Rare. The Airmail Service via South Africa was introduced in June 1936, the airmail fee of 61/2d. (for 10g.) added to the postage rate. Photo.
1609 £80
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: South Africa, 1937 (Nov.) Clouston and Kirby Green London-Cape Town record flight cover, franked G.B. 11/2d. London Nov. 13 machine cancellation and both Cape Town and special Wingfield arrival c.d.s's of Nov. 16, with flight label. Photo.
1890 £600
China: 1967-68 Poems, a mint group comprising both 4f., 8f. 'Huichang', 'Yellow Crane Pavilion', 'Snow', 'Loushanguan Pass' and 'Capture of Nanjing', and 10f. 'Reply to Guo Moro', fine and lightly mounted. S.G. 2732, 2733, 2376, 2377, 2380, 2381, 2382, 2385, cat. £3,250. Photo.
2208 £220
Italian Colonies: Libya: 1924-40 perf. 11 5l. and 10l., mint, the 5l. with gum toning, otherwise fine. S.G. 60a, 61, cat. £4,200. Photo.
2440 £280
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1879 (May) 5c. on 8c. orange-yellow, showing variety ''F i'' spaced, unused, fine. A rare variety. S.G. 20b, cat. £1,200. Photo.
2757 £1150
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates, Registered Mail: 1870 (Jan. 12) registered Packet Letter cover to London showing first type straight line ''REGISTERED'' marking in red and numbered ''33'' in ms., the packet rate paid by 1s. deep yellow-green type B (thick bar), the registration fee by 4d. carmine type B, with 'sunburst cork' cancellations, oval despatch and Feb. 8 London registered oval datestamps in red. The first type registered marking very scarce, known on just seven covers between 1869 and 1879. Ex Art Groten. Photo.
1611 £900
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Sudan, 1927 (Feb. 11) Khartoum-Kisumu flight by Captain Tony Gladstone, with oval ''H.E./THE GOVERNOR'' and signed by the pilot. Believed only 8 known. Photo.
1891 £200
China: 1968 Revolutionary Literature set less the 'Mao Tse-Tung and Procession' 8f., each a marginal example, fine mint. S.G. 2388-2392, cat. £690. Photo.
2209 £120
Somalia: 1935 King of Italy Visit set, unmounted mint, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 209-222, cat. £400. Photo.
2441 £120
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1880 (Mar.) 10c. on 30c. claret type ''a'' unused with part gum, perfs. collectors mark on reverse, fine. S.G. 22, cat. £650. Photo.
2758 £720
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates: Registered Mail: 1892 (Apr. 16) cover registered to U.S.A. endorsed ''Per R.M. Stmr. Via England'', franked by 1864-80 1s. yellow-green perf. 14 used with 1890 keyplate 11/2d., neatly cancelled by 'arrowheads cork' cancellations (type 06.04) with despatch c.d.s., the 1s. additionally tied by May 9 hooded London transit, oval registration mark (type 3) in red numbered ''27'' in ms. at left, ''11/2'' marked for British share of postage, New Bedford May 19 receiving datestamp on reverse. The foreign registered fee was reduced from 8d. to 6d. in 1877 and remained at this level until St. Helena joined the U.P.U. in Oct. 1896. Photo.
1612 £300
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Tanganyika, 1929 (Oct. 29) envelope for a proposed London-Nairobi flight. G.T.F. Callaghan of the 6th Battalion of the King's Rifles in Dar-es-Salaam, arranged for 20 covers, all numbered (this being no. 16), to be delivered to Tom Campbell Black to carry on the delivery flight to Wilson Airways. Regulations however prevented the covers being handed over to Callaghan or even initialled by the pilot, so these were returned unfranked to Callaghan's contact. Photo.
1892 £1150
China: 1968 Mao 8f. marginal strip of five, mint (lightly hinged on two stamps), folded down two rows of perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. 2397a, cat. £6,500. Photo.
2210 £400
Italian Colonies: Somalia: 1906-08 Postage Due 5c. to 10l. set, fine mint, the top two values unmounted. S.G. D17-27, cat. £4,000. Photo.
2442 £220
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1883-91 Watermark Crown CA 32c. orange-vermilion, variety watermark inverted, in a mint block of four, fine and fresh, two are unmounted. S.G. 70w. Photo.
2759 £600
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates, Registered Mail: 1896 (Apr. 11) cover registered to Birmingham franked by 1884-94 4d. sepia and 6d. grey, with 'cork' cancellations, despatch c.d.s. and showing oval registration mark (type 3) numbered ''15'' in ms., London Apr. 27 transit and same day arrival backstamp. Having been reduced from 6d. to 4d. in 1866 the registration fee to Great Britain remained at this level until Oct. 1896 when the general registration fee worldwide was further reduced to 2d. Photo.
1613 £110
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Tanganyika, 1935 (Apr. 24) Musoma-Nairobi flown cover by East African Airways Ltd., fine. Only 25 recorded. Photo.
1893 | £700
China: A mainly unmounted mint 1950s and 1960s selection on stock pages, incl. 1959 Tenth Anniversary of People's Republic 20f. (2, both without gum), 1959 National Games set (without gum), 1960 25th Anniversary of the Long March Conference sets (2), 1961 Mongolian Revolution set, 1962 Support for Cuba 10f. and 22f., Russian Revolution set, 1963 Cuban Revolution both 10f., 1964 Yenan Shrine set marginal with sheet numbers, 1967 Eighteenth Anniversary of the People's Republic 8f. 'Sun', etc., mostly fine. (99)
2211 £80
Italian Colonies: Somalia: 1909-20 Postage Due overprint at top 5c. to 10l. set, fine mint. S.G. D28-38, cat. £800. Photo.
2443 £150
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1884 (Sept.) ''8'' on 8c. on 12c. dull purple, part original gum, perfs. a little clipped at right otherwise fine, S.G. 80, cat. £550. Photo.
2760 £290
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates, Registered Mail: 1896 (Oct. 2) envelope registered to Canada franked at 7d. double registered rate (twice 21/2d. per oz. Imperial rate + 2d. registration fee) by 1890-97 2d. and 5d. with 'cork' cancellations and type 3 registration oval, endorsed from ''Capt. Bateman/Royal Artillery/St. Helena'' with Winnipeg Nov. 9 arrival backstamp. Saint Helena joined the U.P.U. on Oct. 1 1896 resulting in the postage rate to Great Britain and countries of the Empire being significantly reduced to 21/2d. per 1/2oz., the registration fee also reduced, from 4d. to 2d. Photo.
1614 £450
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: Uganda, 1927 (Feb. 12) Jinja-Kisumu flight by Captain Tony Gladstone, with double circular ''AIR MAIL/UGANDA SUDAN'' datestamp. Believed only 11 surviving. Photo.
1894 | £1100
China: A mint and used collection in an album, incl. 1878-83 Large Dragon 5ca. pair used good range of later issues, Taiwan, etc. (100s)
2212 £1600
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Mail: 1689/90 entire headed from ''Jamaica'', dated 23rd day of 11th month/89 (by Julian calendar) written by Thomas Hillyard addressed to merchant Lawrence Crabb in London, a very rare early letter. Rogue figure Thomas Hillyard had arrived in Jamaica in 1678 to manage the Bybrook estate in return for one third of the profits but had been laid off in 1687 after it was reported that Hillyard had been selling the plantation's best sugar on his own account and was using the profits to start his own plantation. Crabb travelled to Barbados in 1690, where he married, and after the couple narrowly escaped death in a shipwreck whilst returning to England, settled in Antigua in 1695. Photo.
2444 £150
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1884 (Sept.) ''8'' on 8c. on 12c. dull purple, used, fine. S.G. 80, cat. £500. Photo.
2761 £180
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates, Registered Mail: 1902 (Jan. 6) O.H.M.S. envelope to Massachussetts franked by 1885-94 3d. and 4d. paying 5d. double foreign rate + 2d. registration fee, with type 3 registration oval, London hooded Feb. 8 and New York Feb. 17 transit datestamps, slightly trimmed, minor tears. Photo.
1615 | £4500
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: A display collection, well written up on leaves, incl. 1929 (Oct. 17) France-Madagascar flight by Captain Marcel Goulette, 1933 (May) Zomba-Lilongwe flight by the R.A.F., 1935 (Dec.) Sudan-British Somaliland flown cover, 1936 (May) England-Cape Town flight by H.L. Brooks, 1938 (Mar.) Gold Coast to London, plane crashed in the Pyrénées, 1939 (Jan.) Lusaka-Fort Jameson flight by Rhodesia and Nyasaland Airways pilot signed, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika, Nigeria, Nyasaland, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, South West Africa, Sudan, range of stages, feeder flights, etc. (253 items)
1895 | £600
China: A collection in two stockbooks, in three small Chinese folders, and in packets, incl. 1885 3c. and 5c. used, later with many surcharges in used blocks, People's Republic from 1949, 1951 Pink Network $30,000 green used, 1971 50th Anniversary set of nine with the se-tenant strip unmounted mint, 1972 Merchant Shipping set unmounted mint, 1976 4th Five Year Plan set unmounted mint, 1980s to 2005 with miniature sheets, f.d.c's, etc., also Taiwan, locals, mixed condition. (100s)
2213 £680
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Mail: 1685 Monmouth Rebellion, Bill of Lading dated Nov. 30 1685 at Weymouth, listing 35 prisoners from the Rebellion sent for transportation to the island in the ''Jamaica Merchant'', vessel, owned by John Rose & Co, by Christopher Wintringham at the Tower of London for the account of Sir Christopher Musgrave, the document citing the prisoners as ''being all men convicted or being in ye late Rebellion'' to be delivered to the care of Capt. Simon Musgrave at the Port of Jamaica at a fee of 22 pieces of eight per head, the letter signed in acknowledgement at foot by Captain Christopher Gardner, minor damp staining. A fascinating and rare historical item. Photo.
2446 £55
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1892-99 $5 orange and carmine good used, tiny surface adhesion at top and a few short perfs. S.G. 105, cat. £325. Photo.
2762 £180
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates, Registered Mail: 1903 (May 29) envelope registered to England franked by 1893 1/2d. green (2) and 1894 2d. yellow paying 1d. per 1/2oz. Imperial rate + 2d. registration fee with ''R'' in circle and type 3 registration oval with Salisbury June 16 arrival on reverse. Photo.
1616 | £6000
Postal History and Covers: The Napier Collection: British African Airmails: An accumulation of flown covers, incl. Egypt 1926 (Jan.) Cairo-Khartoum flown cover, Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika, Nyasaland, Rhodesia, South Africa with 1911 (Dec.) Kenilworth-Muizenberg card, 1918 (Oct.) Red Cross large wings (2) and small wings (2), 1925 (Nov.) London-Cape Town and return flight cards (3), South West Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika, etc. (few 100s)
1896 | £480
China: An accumulation of mainly modern issues to 2015 in two folders, incl. Booklets with 1980 Gu Dong, 1980 Dolphin, 1981 Year of the Cock, 1983 Terracotta figures, 1983 Year of the Pig, etc. (100s)
2214 | £1150
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Mail: 1713 to 1847, selection of covers and entires, incl. 1713 entire from Kingston to Liverpool, endorsed ''P Capt. Lovel via London'', 1762-82 five entires from Jamaica to London, all addressed ''Care of the Jamaica Coffee House'', etc. (35 items)
2447 £65
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1904-10 $25 grey-green and black Smeats forgery on Multiple Crown CA watermarked paper, 'used', blunt corner, unusual. Photo.
2763 £220
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Rates, Registered Mail: 1926 (Aug. 13) formula registered envelope size F used to clothing company Oxendale & Co. in Manchester franked by 1923 1/2d. and 4d. at 5d. single rate (2d. Imperial rate + 3d. registration fee) with registration label at left. Photo.
1617 | £820
Postal History and Covers: Crash and Wreck Mail: 1862 to 1989, a collection on leaves, incl. 1862 ''Colombo'' cover, 1886 ''S.S. Oregon'' cover with label, 1892 ''Eider'' covers (2), 1899 ''Labrador'' cover, 1905 ''S.S. Cairo'' card, 1907 ''S.S. Jebba'' card, 1917 ''Mongolia'' cover, etc. (37 items)
1897 | £80
China: Taiwan: A reasonably complete collection from 1984 to 1999 in a large Yvert album with mint and used stamps and miniature sheets, covers, frame labels, booklets, etc. (few 100s)
2215 | £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Mail: 1758 to 1808 entires (7), with a range of manuscript rate marks, incl. 1759 (Nov.) entire to Scotland, endorsed ''By the Assistance Man of War'', etc.
2448 | £420
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1c. to $5 (5) set with most listed shades, mainly fine mint, also 5c., 10c. (2), 50c. and $5 overprinted ''SPECIMEN''. (46) S.G. 193-212d.
2764 £70
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Stationery: 1896 (Oct. 31) Early use of 1d. postal stationery card to France neatly cancelled by type 1 c.d.s. with Angers Nov. 18 arrival below. Written by Sir Montagu Sherard Dawes Butler (1872-1952), later Governor of the Central Provinces of British India (1925–33), Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man (1933–37) and Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge (1937–48), en route to his first posting in the Indian Civil Service. Photo.
1620 £220
Postal History and Covers: Crash and Wreck Mail: 1927 (Mar. 12) cover sent from Nairobi, the plane to Khartoum crashed during take off, the mail was then recovered and forwarded by the normal route, with ''Owing temporary failure/Air Service Mail/Forwarded normal route'' cachet in violet, also with enclosed letter. Nierinck 270312a. Photo.
1901 | £250
Cook Islands: A collection on leaves, stockleaves and loose, incl. 1949-61 8d. with watermark inverted unmounted mint, eight sets in unmounted mint blocks of four, 1966 Air £1 unmounted mint with Aeroplane omitted (8), range of minor varieties, etc. (100s)
2216 | £1300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Mail: A selection of mainly covers and entires, incl. a range of pre-stamp items with 1769 entire from Westmoreland to Scotland, 1891 envelope locally used in Kingston, franked by 1889-91 2d. tied by Kingston squared circle and a fair strike of the diamond framed ''STREET/LETTER BOX/JAMAICA'', incoming mail, etc. (82 items)
2449 £260
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA $25 purple and blue on blue, mint, a few gum faults, otherwise fine. S.G. 213, cat. £2,500. Photo.
2765 £650
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Early Postal Stationery: 1901 Netherlands 5c. reply card, reply half addressed to Amsterdam but unaccepted with type 2 ''9 FE/01'' despatch c.d.s. and framed type 3 ''T/c'' tax mark (''10'' in ms.) in black and type 1 circular censor cachet in violet (initialled ''F.W.A.'') at left, Mar. 11 arrival c.d.s. above, lengthy message headed ''Deadwood Camp St. Helena 25 Jan. 1901''. Very rare, the failure to accept the Dutch card unjustified under U.P.U. regulations. Photo.
1624 | £260
Postal Stationery: A British Commonwealth selection, incl. British Bechuanaland, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, Morocco Agencies, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, Turks Islands, a good range of ''SPECIMEN'' items, etc. (312 items)
1913 | £210
Cyprus: Mint collection from 1880 to 2007 in an album with issues from 1936 unmounted, incl. 1948 Silver Wedding set, 1960 to 500m., 1964 Scout miniature sheet, 1985 to £5, 2000 to £3, FRAMA labels, etc. Stated to cat. £2,000. (100s)
2217 £110
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Mail: 1775 (Feb. 8) entire written from Blue Mountain Estate to London, letter written by the Estate manager to the owners regarding the sale of slaves on the estate, bearing manuscript ''4'' rate mark, two line ''DOVER/SHIP LRE'', with ''MY/9'' Bishopmark on the reverse. Photo.
2450 £80
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1912-23 Watermark Mult. Crown CA $25 purple and blue on blue, light crease at right otherwise good used. S.G. 213, cat. £650. Photo.
2767 £1000
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Consular Cachets, 1882 (Oct. 7) envelope to Hardanger, Norway ''Via England'' with cachet of the Swedish & Norwegian Consulate ''KONGL. SVENSKA OCH NORRSKA CONSULATET PÅ ST. HELENA'' in blue on reverse, franked at 1s.2d. 1/2oz. foreign rate by 1s. yellow-green perf. 14 and 2d. yellow perf. 14 x 121/2 with 'cork' cancellations and despatch c.d.s., London and Christiania transit datestamps, slight staining, the cover opened for display. Photo.
1625 | £350
Postal Stationery: A selection of British West Indies in three cover albums, incl. Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Guiana, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, range of ''SPECIMEN'' overprints, etc. (few 100s)
1916 £400
Egypt: 1807 (June 1) entire letter from Alexandria to London, bearing curved framed ''MALTA'' and a few disinfection slits. Letter probably written by an officer, describes the battle with the Turks for Rosetta, stating ''After two major assaults, resulting in heavy casualties to our army, we had to withdraw, apparently the losses which we sustained, 600 men the 1st. time, 800 the second time, against an Turkish army of over 9,000''. Photo.
2218 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Mail: 1782 (Apr. 28) entire from Kingston to London, interesting contents ''What a glorious sight for the Island of Jamaica now presents itself. Rodney the immortal Rodney, just have in sight with some of the disabled Ships of his own, and all the captured Ships of the French Fleet, making in the whole about twenty of the Line''. Photo.
2451 £65
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1917 Red Cross 3c. + 2c. scarlet showing [R. 2/3] no stop, unused with part original gum, some adhesions on reverse and creased at foot, otherwise fine. S.G. 216a, cat. £475. Photo.
2772 £230
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Returned/Unclaimed Markings, ''RETURNED/LETTER'' very scarce type 3 handstamp on 1900 (Oct. 12) envelope registered to Lydenburg, Transvaal, franked at 41/2d. foreign registered rate by 1890-93 1d. (2), 21/2d., showing 'cork' cancellations, large ''R'' in circle and type 3 registration oval in violet, type 1 circular censor mark in violet initialled ''EW'' (Ernest Bowe Walton, 1875-1918), the 21/2d. additionally tied by magenta Pretoria triangular Press Censor cachet, but undelivered with Lydenburg Postmaster's note dated ''23.9.01'' and a busy range of transit backstamps. Photo.
1626 | £1500
Postal Stationery: A selection in two very large folders, incl. Great Britain, Malaya and States, New Zealand, etc. (267 items)
1917 | £480
Egypt: Posta Europea, a collection of covers and fronts on leaves, incl. Alexandria, Kafr-Zajat, Mansura, Tanta, etc. (30 items)
2219 £4000
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Packet Letters: Dummer Packet Service: 1707 (June-Aug.) entire from the Chief Justice of Jamaica, Peter Heywood, addressed to London with manuscript ''1N6'' and ''P the Franklin Packet'', with ''OC/25'' Bishopmark on the reverse. The Dummer Packet service was in operation from 1702 terminating with the sailing of the Martlett on July 20 1711, rare. Photo.
2452 £120
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1917 Red Cross 4c.+2c. dull purple mint pair (2, one with right-hand stamp [R. 2/3] showing variety no stop, slight gum adhesions), mainly fine. S.G. 217, a, cat. £550+. Photo.
2773 £350
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Returned/Unclaimed Markings, ''RETURNED/LETTER'' type 6 framed handstamp in black, THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE, on 1933 stampless envelope to Jamestown sent from Belgium, sent from Brussels Nov. 10, with despatch c.d.s. and large ''T'', London ''5D/F.B./K'' charge mark obliterated, St. Helena Dec. 10 arrival, ms. notation ''unknown/unclaimed'', and attempted return to Paris via Brussels with machine mark on reverse. The envelope headed from the ''LIGUE CONTRE/LE POURBOIRE'' (League Against Tipping), considered humiliating by adherents to this unsuccessful pressure group, which seems also to have disapproved of payment of postage. Photo.
1627 £2200
Postcards: The Robin Walton thematic collection of Hop-Picking and Oak Tree postcards, contained in two albums, unused and used, with many real photographic, incl. demonstrations, caricatures, views of oasts, hop pickers, kilns, fields, horse and carts, etc., mainly fine. An exceptional, unrivalled assembly. (approx. 550 cards) Robin Walton was a long-term resident of Maidstone, Kent and an active member of the Maidstone Postcard Club for over 20 years. He authored a number of books on hop-picking, among which were ""Kentish Oasts 16th - 20th Century"" and ""Beltring Hop Farm'', copies of which are included in this lot. Photo.
1918 £380
Egypt: Posta Europea, 1866 (Jan. 1) cover to Alexandria, franked by perf. 121/2 20pa. blue pair, tied by ''POSTE VICE REALI EGIZIANE/CAIRO'' c.d.s. in blue. Photo.
2220 | £160
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Packet Letters: 1778 (Apr. 8) inward entire from London to Spanish Town, bearing ''1 N'' rate mark, with ''8'' and ''9'' London Bishopmarks on the reverse, 1794 (May 16) entire from Kingston to London with manuscript ''2/'' (double rate), with straight line ''IAMAICA'' (type J2) struck across flap.
2453 £230
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1921-33 Watermark Mult. Script CA $500 purple and orange-brown, fiscally used with red embossed cancellation, fine. S.G. 240d, cat. £600. Photo.
2775 £380
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Taxed Mail, 1893 (Mar. 6) unpaid double rate Ship Letter envelope to Lincolnshire endorsed ''Ships letter'' and charged ''2/-'' being the double 6d. per 1/2oz. rate + postage due fine of equal amount, Horncastle Apr. 9 arrival backstamp, with letter headed ''S. Harbinger/110 miles S.E. of St. Helena/March 5th/Sunday'' sent by cadet officer Francis J. Bayldon on homeward passage from Melbourne with additional covering note requesting his father to forward a second enclosed letter. Francis Joseph Bayldon (1872–1948) later became a highly regarded master mariner and nautical instructor, correcting charts for Pacific navigation. Photo.
1628 | £190
Postcards: An accumulation of picture postcards in an album and loose contained in a small box with G.B. topographical incl. early photographic, foreign cards, etc. (100s)
1919 | £3200
Egypt: 1866 to 1894, a collection of covers and fronts in an album, incl. 1866 (Sept. 18) cover, franked by 1866 1pi. pair, 1869 cover franked by 1867-71 20pa. pair, tied by ''POSTE VICE REALI EGIZIANE/TANTA'' c.d.s., registered mail, etc. (54 items)
2221 | £250
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Packet Letters: 1819 to 1855, eight covers, comprising 1854 (June 8) cover from Spanish Town to Berwick with ''6'' rate mark, 1855 (Apr. 10) cover from Kingston to Scotland with ''6'' rate mark, 1852 (June 11) entire to Edinburgh with ''1/-'' rate mark, 1852 (Mar. 10) entire from Kingston to Scotland with ''2/-'' double rate, 1850 (Mar. 21) entire from Spanish Town to London with ''1/2'' rate mark, 1845 (June 23) cover with ''2/4'' double rate, 1819 (July 8) entire from Kingston to London with ''2/2'' rate mark, 1830 (Dec. 15) entire from Spanish Town to London with ''2/2'' rate mark.
2454 £650
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1922 ''MALAYA-BORNEO/EXHIBITION'', both watermarks set, range of varieties, etc., mainly fine mint. (66) Photo.
2776 £720
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Taxed Mail, 1894 (May 17) envelope underpaid to Sierra Leone bearing 21/2d. ultramarine horizontal pair neatly tied by 'square of short bars' type 05.16 cancellations, ''Registered'' handstamp overwritten ''not'', with second type ''T/c'' mark (ms. ''25'' added), handstruck ''5d.'' charging underpayment of 21/2d. for 71/2d. foreign rate + 21/2d. fine, Plymouth Ship Letter June 8, Liverpool and Freetown July 2 arrival c.d.s's on reverse but also showing initialled note ''Refused by addressee/ 4/7/94''. A very rare marking, one of just three known examples, all in 1895, a new tax mark having been delivered in 1895. Ex John Ayre. Photo.
1629 | £120
Postcards: A group of twelve unused picture postcards showing colour cartoon depictions of the Boer War in a small postcard album, fine.
1921 | £70
Egypt: French Post Offices: 1876 (May 15) envelope from Alexandria to London, franked by France 1871-76 30c. tied by Alexandrie c.d.s.
2222 | £550
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1801 to 1816, selection of covers, all with type SL1 ship letter cachet, poor to fair strikes with 1815 (Oct. 5) entire to London, endorsed ''P H.M.S. Jalouse'', with a fair oval ship letter and boxed ''PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER'', etc. (9 items)
2455 £2900
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition, Watermark Mult. Script CA 5c. orange and 10c. bright blue, both in mint blocks of six, one in each showing variety third ''I'' in ''EXHIBITION'', toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 253, g, 254, g, cat. £3,850+. Photo.
2777 £95
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Taxed Mail, 1903 (Feb. 2) underpaid picture postcard (triple view of church, condensing works and Broad Bottom Camp) to Ireland ''via S. Africa'' bearing 1902 1/2d. with framed ''T/c'' type 4 mark in violet (ms. ''5'' added) below, London ''1d./F.B./C.'' charge mark at left. Photo.
1630 | £130
Postcards: An accumulation of mainly British topographical picture postcards. (few 100s)
1922 | £1450
Egypt: Interpostal Seals: A collection in an album, incl. Alexandria, Beyrouth, Gedda, Jaffa, Lagos, Tripoli, Zagazig, range of types I to X, etc. (947)
2223 | £520
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1801 to 1851, seven Ship Letter covers, showing marking types SL1 (3), SL4 and SL5 (3) respectively, good to fine.
2456 | £1550
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: A Q.V. mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1867-72 96c. perf. 121/2 used (2), 1879 5c. on 8c. unused and used (2), 7c. on 32c. unused, 1880 10 on 30c. type b unused, 1880 5c. on 8c. type 13 unused, 1880-81 10c. on 30c. unused, 1882 5c. on 4c. used (2), 1882 5c. mint, 1883 2c. on 4c. mint, used (2), 1883-91 set mint, 1884 8c. on 12c. unused, 1884 2c. on 5c. unused (2), 1885 3c. on 5c. mint, 1886 3c. on 5c. mint and used, 1884 4c. on 5c. in red used, 8c. on 12c. blue used, 8c. on 12c. brown-purple used, 1887 2c. on 5c. mint block of four (2), 1892-99 $5 used, etc., varied condition. (192)
2779 £130
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Taxed Mail, 1922 (Oct. 6) envelope to Connecticut bearing 1912 1/2d. and 2d. underpaying 3d. foreign rate by 1/2d., with framed ''T/c'' type 45 mark in black (ms. ''5'' added), New York 2c. due charge mark, U.S. 5c. postage due stamp affixed and cancelled, slight creasing. Photo.
1631 | £900
Revenues: A heavily duplicated mainly used collection of British Commonwealth revenues incl. Canada, Malaya and New Zealand, etc. on leaves.
1923 £240
Egypt: 1897 (Oct. 7) 3m. stationery card cancelled by the extremely rare ''KALIOUB BARRACKS'' bilingual c.d.s., and with Kalioub and Cairo c.d.s's. Believed to be the only known example of this datestamp. Photo.
2224 £520
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1839 (Sept. 24) entire from New York to Manchester, Jamaica, manuscript ''1/10'' rate mark and ''Mile Gully P Office'', also ''MONTEGO BAY/JAMAICA'' datestamp type P2b, and a fair strike of the rare boxed ''Montego Bay/SHIP LETTER'' type SL8. Foster records only around eight examples. Photo.
2457 | £700
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: A mainly mint K.E.VII to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1902-03 set, 1904-12 set, 1906-12 to $5 set, 1921-33 to $5, 1936-37 set, 1937-41 set, etc., varied condition. (143)
2780 £95
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Taxed Mail, Type 3 framed ''T/c'' tax mark in black, examples on three covers differently charged in ms., comprising ''20''(c.) on 1929 (Oct. 30) to U.S.A. bearing 1923 2d., ''10'' on 1934 (July 30) to Zurich endorsed ''Printed matter'' bearing Centenary 1/2d. with Swiss 10c. postage due stamp added, and ''40'' on 1936 (Apr. 27) unstamped to Wynberg with South African 2d. postage due stamps (2) and enclosed letter. (3 covers) Photo.
1632 £90
Revenues: A group of British Africa revenues, comprising Stellaland 1886 2s. and 5s. mint, Swaziland 1908 £1 used, Transvaal 1886 10s. and £5 mint and 1901 1s.6d. used, mixed condition.
1924 | £480
Egypt: Cancellations and Covers: A collection of cancellations on stamps in an album, incl. Cairo, Hotels, Kartum, Metelino, Smyrna, Zagasik, also a few revenues, some on pieces, etc. (100s)
2225 | £1300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1842 to 1868, selection of covers, all with type SL5 handstamps, incl. 1845 (Mar.) from Colombia to London with oval ''OCANA/FRANCA'' and a fair SL5, 1868 cover from Haiti to France, bearing ''GB/2F.'' rate mark, six are on incoming mail and five on outgoing mail, poor to good. (13 items)
2458 | £380
Malaysia: Straits Settlements: A used K.E.VII to K.G.VI collection on leaves, incl. 1904-10 set, 1912-23 $100 fiscally used, some doubtful cancellations, etc., mixed condition. (195)
2781 £85
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Tax Markings, 1933 envelope to the U.S.A. bearing 1912 1d. (2) and 1922 1d. tied by large double circle ''M.V. CITY OF NEW YORK/SEA POST/AMERICAN SOUTH AFRICAN LINE, INC'' handstamps apparently paying 3d. foreign single rate but unaccepted by the St. Helena P.O. with framed ''T/c'' type 6 mark in black (ms. ''60''), Springfield, Mass. pre-cancelled 2c. and 10c. postage due stamps added on arrival. First motor passenger ship of the American-South African Line, the ''City of New York'' arrived at St. Helena on Oct. 16 1933. On Mar. 29 1942 off the coast of North Carolina the vessel was struck by two torpedos fired by the U-160 and sunk with the loss of 26 lives. Photo.
1633 | £220
Revenues: A mainly used collection of South and Central American revenues incl. Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, etc., on leaves. (100s)
1925 | £2000
Egypt: An accumulation of covers and cards, incl. Hotel Posts Maritime and Paquebots, Military with 1919 (Apr. 3) cover with ''ARMY POST OFFICE/SZ 13'' (Lebanon), T.P.O's, etc. (few 100s)
2226 £200
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1842 (Sept. 10) entire from Salem to Mayhill P.O., bearing manuscript ''Paid single'' ''10'' and ''27'' rate marks, Salem despatch datestamp and ''PAID'', a good strike of the circular ''KINGSTON/SHIP LETTER'' datestamp type SL4. Photo.
2459 £620
Malaysia: Federated Malay States: 1900-01 watermark CA 1c. to 50c. (3) mint, most with extra shades, watermark Crown CC $1, $2, $5 (2, one with plate no.), mainly good to fine mint. S.G. 15-25a. (26) Photo.
2782 £320
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Instructional Markings and Other Subjects: Telegrams, 1901 (ca.) Eastern Telegraph Co. Ltd. envelope, printed in red, addressed to ''Gravett/Deadwood/St. Helena'' and showing fine strike of type 1 ''CENSOR/PRISONERS OF WAR'' circular mark in violet. The first telegraph cable between Cape Town and Saint Helena was completed on Nov. 24 1899 , that between Saint Helena and Ascension on Dec. 15 1899, the service operated by the Eastern Telegraph Company which controlled almost 50 per cent of the world's submarine cables. Photo.
1634 | £600
Revenues: An extensive all World collection in an album, on leaves and loose. (1,000s)
1926 £820
Egypt: 1866 (Jan.) 10pa. brown in a mint block of four, some surface gum stains etc. otherwise mainly fine and scarce. Diena certificate (1966) S.G. 2. Photo.
2227 £350
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1842 (Sept. 20) entire from British Honduras to Kingston, bearing manuscript ''4'', a good strike of the circular ''KINGSTON/SHIP LETTER'' datestamp type SL4, with ''New York Oct. 18/42 Forwd. by F. Alexandre'' forwarding agent's endorsement on the reverse. Photo.
2460 | £1150
Malaysia: Federated Malay States: A mint and used collection in an album, incl. 1900 overprinted on Negri Sembilan set mint, overprinted on Perak 5c., 10c., $1, $2, mint, 1904-22 to $5 with extra shades mint, 1909-10 and 1926-28 Revenue $250 used, 1922-34 to $5 (both) mint, etc. varied condition. (359)
2787 £270
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Castle Handstamps: 1888 cover to Berkshire carried by Diplomatic Bag and posted in London on Aug. 21 franked by 1d. lilac, with lengthy enclosed letter on official Saint Helena Castle stationery written by Acting Governor William Grey-Wilson, taking advantage of his privilege to send private letters to England by diplomatic bag, the letter reporting various interesting news incl. the ''new mail service'' via the Cape commencing on Oct. 1, the closing sheet showing fine strike of ''THE CASTLE/6 AUG 1888/ST. HELENA'' double oval datestamp type CH 1 in violet. Sir William Grey-Wilson (1852-1926) was appointed Colonial Secretary of St. Helena in 1886, was Acting Governor from 1887 to 1889 before his official appointment as Governor from 1890 to 1897. He later served as Governor of the Falkland Islands (1897-1904) and the Bahamas (1904-12). Ex Art Groten and George Montrose collections. Photo. See also lots 69 and 88.
1635 | £150
Revenues: A collection of British Commonwealth embossed revenues incl. duplicated Jamaica, Ceylon, Trinidad & Tobago, Kenya up to £5 value, also cheque with 20c. type 10 Kenyan embossed stamp. (100+)
1928 £550
Egypt: 1872-75 'Penasson' printing, typo. 20pa. blue, in a fine mint block of four, rare. S.G. 30. Photo.
2228 £650
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1843 (June 13) neat entire from Salem to Kingston, bearing Salem datestamp, unframed ''PAID'' and ''25'' all in blue, manuscript ''1/2'' and ''27'' rate marks, also a good strike of the rare boxed ''Montego Bay/SHIP LETTER'' type SL8 and Montego Bay datestamp. Photo.
2462 £160
Malayan States: Johore: 1904-10 $100 green and scarlet, mint, toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 77, cat. £650. Photo.
2788 £450
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Castle Handstamps: 1898, ''THE CASTLE/14 NOV 98/ST HELENA'' triple oval datestamp type CH 3 in violet on O.H.M.S. envelope to California, with type 2 despatch c.d.s., transit backstamps and Olive arrival of Dec. 30, slight creasing and flap missing but rare. Photo.
1636 | £280
Revenues: An all World collection in an album incl. India, U.S.A. and Canada. (100s)
1929 £170
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, Perf. 13½ x 12½ 5pa. brown in a mint block of four, the lower left stamp inverted thus providing choice of tête-bêche horizontal or vertical pair, fine. S.G. 35f, fa/fb. Photo.
2229 £750
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1844 entire from Salem, addressed to Mandeville, with manuscript ''1/-'' and ''27'' rate marks and a fair strike of the boxed ''Falmouth/SHIP LETTER'' type SL8 (very few exist), with ''FALMOUTH/JAMAICA'' datestamp alongside. With full transcript of the letter. Ex Mahfood. Photo.
2463 £350
Malayan States: Johore: 1922-40 1c. to $10 set (less 12c. ultramarine), all overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine with gum. S.G.103-125s, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2791 £150
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Castle Handstamps: 1927, ''THE CASTLE/-8 JUN. 1927/ST. HELENA'' type CH 9, fine strike in violet on O.H.M.S. envelope to Devon with framed ''OFFICIAL/PAID'' type 5 in black, same day despatch c.d.s., folds and slightly foreshortened. Photo.
1637 | £200
Telegraph Stamps: An all World collection incl. Austria, Chile, Cuba, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and U.S.A., etc. (100s)
1930 £220
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, Perf. 121/2 1pi. red, in a mint block of nine, Perf. 12½ 1pi. red, in a mint block of nine, the centre stamp inverted, thus providing choices of tête-bêche horizontal or vertical pairs, fine and fresh. S.G. 38, a/b. Photo.
2230 £800
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1845 (Nov. 30) entire from Philadelphia, addressed to Mayhill Post Office, with manuscript ''1/-'' rate mark and a fine strike of the rare boxed ''Falmouth/SHIP LETTER'' type SL8 and with ''FALMOUTH/JAMAICA'' datestamp on the reverse. With full transcript of letter. Photo.
2464 | £1200
Malayan States: Johore: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1884-86 2c. type 6 unused, 1891-94 set mint, 1896 Coronation set (both) mint, 1896-99 set mint, 1904 surcharged set mint, 1904-10 to $10, $50 mint, 1910-19 set mint, 1918-20 set mint, 1922-41 to $10, 1940 8c. perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1938 Postage due set (2, one perforated ''SPECIMEN''), 1949-55 set mint, etc., varied condition. (377)
2792 £350
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Post Office Handstamps: 1891 (Jan. 8), Type PO 2 ''POST OFFICE/(crown)/ST. HELENA'', very fine strike in violet on stampless manila official envelope to the Netherlands, endorsed ''O.H.M.S.'' with despatch c.d.s., Amsterdam Feb. 13 arrival on reverse, the addressee name partially obscured. Photo.
1638 | £170
Thematics: Chickens: A mounted collection on leaves with mint and used stamps, covers and cards with stationery, etc. (few 100s)
1931 £230
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, Perf. 121/2 2pi. yellow with inverted watermark, in a fine mint block of four from the left of the sheet. S.G. 39bw. Photo.
2231 £120
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1868 (Sept. 12) entire from Kingston to Bordeaux, bearing handstruck ''20'' rate mark, and a fair strike of the octagonal ''KINGSTON/PAQ. FR. D No.1'' datestamp (Salles 1.491), with ''LIGNE B/PAQ. FR. No2'' and Bordeaux datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2465 £190
Malayan States: Kedah: 1938-40 redrawn 1c. black (usual brown gum, digonal bend) and 2c. bright green marginal, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 68a, cat. £510. Photo.
2793 £280
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Post Office Handstamps: 1906 (Apr. 25) Type PO 3 ''POST OFFICE/(crown)/ST. HELENA'', very fine strike in violet on stampless O.H.M.S. manila envelope to Germany with despatch c.d.s., at lower left, Tuttlingen May 16 arrival backstamp. Very rare. Photo.
1639 | £500
Thematics: Medicine: A collection written up on leaves and in a stockbook with mint and used stamps, proofs, labels, covers and cards with Red Cross with Channel Islands message forms, etc. (100s)
1932 £210
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, Perf. 13½ x 12½ 2pi. yellow, a mint block of four from the top of the sheet, the upper left stamp inverted, thus providing choice of tête-bêche horizontal or vertical pair, fine and very fresh. S.G. 39c, ca. Photo.
2232 £1100
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1871 (June 3) cover to London, franked by 1870-83 3d. tied by barred oval ''A 01'', circular ''PAID LONDON SHIP LETTER'' c.d.s., London Paid Tombstone and ''11/2'' type PD9 all in red, also a fine strike of the rare boxed ''JAMAICA/SHIP MAIL'' datestamp type SL9, with Kingston and London c.d.s's on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2466 | £600
Malayan States: Kedah: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1912 set mint, 1921-32 set mint and set used, 1922 Malaya-Borneo set mint, 1937 set mint and set used, 1950-55 set mint, 1957 set mint, some doubtful cancellations, etc., varied condition. (272)
2794 £80
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Post Office Handstamps: 1922 (Jan. 25) Type PO 4 ''POST OFFICE/(crown)/ST. HELENA'' in black on stampless O.H.M.S. manila envelope (front only) to Australia with type 4 framed ''OFFICIAL/PAID'' and despatch c.d.s. Very rare. Photo.
1640 | £550
Thematics: An accumulation of various subjects in two stockbooks and on leaves with Air incl. Germany 1928-31 Zeppelin 2m. and 4m. mint, Fishes and Fauna with mint French Antarctic issues, Belgium 1957 Antarctic Expedition miniature sheet mint, Birds, Captain Cook, range of covers and cards, etc. (100s)
1933 £580
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, Perf. 121/2 21/2p. violet in a mint block of nine, centre stamp is tête-bêche, fine and fresh. S.G. 40, a. Photo.
2233 £450
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1873 stampless entire from Colon to Kingston, manuscript ''5'' rate mark and a good strike of the chamfered boxed ''SHIP LETTER'' type SL10, with Kingston arrival datestamp on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2467 £50
Malayan States: Kelantan: 1921-28 1c. to $1 set (less 4c.) overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, 1c. green and 10c. with small thins, a few values with some gum toning otherwise fine. S.G. 14s-16bs, 18s-23s. Photo.
2795 £95
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: The Post Office Handstamps: Type PO 5 ''POST OFFICE/(crown)/ST. HELENA'' in black on three covers comprising 1925 (Dec. 10) O.H.M.S. to London with type 5 framed ''OFFICIAL/PAID'' (earliest known date of use), 1929 (June 24) to Ontario bearing 1923 2d., some staining, and 1930 (Feb. 4) registered O.H.M.S. to Michigan enclosing Ascension sub-office receipt. (3 covers) Photo.
1641 | £40
Literature: Bechuanaland: ''The Bechuanalands, a Brief History of the Countries and their Postal Services to 1895'' by A.A. Jurgens (1946), scarce.
1934 £290
Egypt: 1874-75 Bûlâq, Perf. 121/2 5pi. green with inverted watermark, in a mint block of four, a few gum wrinkles, one with collector's mark on gum. S.G. 41bw. Photo.
2234 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1874 entire from Cuba to Kingston, manuscript ''5'' rate mark and a good strike of the chamfered boxed ''SHIP LETTER'' type SL10, bearing Kingston arrival datestamp on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2468 £400
Malayan States: Kelantan: 1937-40 1c. to $5 set, fine mint. S.G. 40-54, cat. £1,500. (15) Photo.
2797 £270
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Anglo-Boer War: 1901 (July 31) long ''O.H.M.S.'' (deleted) envelope improvised use to Cape Colony franked by 1893 1/2d. green (2,) showing fine strikes of Broad Bottom Camp type 2 circular cachet in violet initialled ''G.A.D.B.'' (Staff Interpreter G.A. de Beer) with additional strike on reverse dated in ms., Cape resealing label tied by triangular Press Censor cachet dated and initialled. Photo.
1642 | £25
Literature: Belgium and Colonies: ''From The Azores to New Zealand: The Belgium Colonies on all Six Continents 1451-1916'' by P. Maselis (2005), hardbound with dust jacket, fine.
1935 £190
Egypt: 1879 De La Rue 5pa., 10pa., 20pa., 1pi., 2pi. orange and 2pi. orange-yellow, all in unmounted mint blocks of four, 5pa. slightly toned, others mainly fine.
2235 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Ship Letters and Maritime Mail: 1879 (Apr. 21) stampless entire from Peru to Kingston, manuscript ''5'' rate mark and a good strike of the chamfered boxed ''SHIP LETTER'' type SL10, with Kingston arrival datestamp on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2469 | £400
Malayan States: Kelantan: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1911-15 set mint, 1922 Malaya-Borneo set mint, 1937-40 to $2 used, 1951-55 set mint and used set, etc., some doubtful cancellations, etc., varied condition. (248)
2798 £280
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Anglo-Boer War: 1901 (Dec. 9) envelope underpaid to the Netherlands bearing 1894 2d. yellow and 1897 1/2d. green with 'triangles in circle cork' cancellations, with ''PASSED BY/CENSOR/DEADWOOD'' triangular cachet in violet initialled ''EW'' (Ernest Bowe Walton) and framed ''T/c'' type 3 tax mark in black with ms. ''25'', Dutch ''T'' in oval and added postage due 5c. and 10c. (pair) stamps cancelled Erp Jan. 11 1902, heavy vertical fold but a most characterful cover. Photo.
1643 | £25
Literature: British Africa: ''The Postal Service of Sierra Leone'' by P.O. Beale (1988); ''The Cancellations & Postal Markings of Basutoland/Lesotho Post Offices'' by A.H. Scott (1980), fine. (2 items)
1936 £120
Egypt: 1879 De La Rue 5pi. green with inverted watermark, in a fine unmounted mint block of four from the base of the sheet. S.G. 49w. Photo.
2236 | £680
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1758 to 1798, selection of covers, incl. types J1 (2), J2 (14), etc., poor to fair strikes. (20 items)
2470 £190
Malayan States: Negri Sembilan: 1935-41 Arms issue 6c. grey in a fine unmounted mint pair from the foot of the sheet showing plate number ''1'', one stamp with stop omitted at right. S.G. 28, a, cat. £350+. Photo.
2800 £100
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Anglo-Boer War: 1902 (Mar. 14) inter-camp cover (front only) from Broad Bottom to Diyatalawa, Ceylon, with type 2 circular censor mark initialled ''G.A.D.B.'' (Staff Interpreter G.A. de Beer), franked 1897 1/2d. pair part covered by pink censor label. Photo.
1644 | £130
Literature: British Empire: ''The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps'' Vols. I-VI by R. Lowe, four with dust jackets, a few jacket faults otherwise mainly fine.
1937 £180
Egypt: 1884 20pa. on 5pi. with variety surcharge inverted and inverted watermark, in a mint block of four, a few minor tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 57a, w. Photo.
2237 £580
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1764 (Sept. 13) entire from the Mosquito Coast (Nicaragua), addressed to Bristol, with a fine ''JAMAICA'' (Potter type J2) and ''19/NO'' Bishop mark on the reverse. Photo.
2471 | £500
Malayan States: Negri Sembilan: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. Sungei Ujong 1891 2c. on 24c. type 34 used, Negri Sembilan 1895-99 to 20c. mint, 1898-1900 1c. on 15c. mint, 1935-41 set mint and set used, 1949-55 set mint, some dubious cancellations, etc., varied condition. (247)
2801 £400
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: Anglo-Boer War: 1902 (May 3) 1d. postal stationery reply card outward half unusually used registered to Germany with added 1893 1/2d. green pair and 1902 1d. carmine cancelled by three fine strikes of 'Maltese cross in circle cork' type 03.19, showing type 3 registration oval in black, type 1 circular ''CENSOR/PRISONERS OF WAR'' mark in red initialled ''VA'' (William Waldemar, Baron Von Ahlefeldt Ludwigsburg, known between Mar. 16 and May 8 1902) and Memel May 29 arrival. The card written and signed by Col. Adolf Schiel (1858-1903), commander of the German Commando of Johannesburg, captured at the Battle of Elandslaagte, as well as the autograph of interned Boer General Piet Cronje (1836-1911) who had surrendered at the Battle of Paardeberg. Photo.
1645 | £35
Literature: British Empire: ''The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps'' Vols. I-IV by R. Lowe, mainly fine.
1938 £820
Egypt: 1923-24 £E1 dull violet-blue and blue, in an unmounted mint block of four, one with minor marks on gum, otherwise very fine and scarce. S.G. 122. Photo.
2238 £80
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1771 (Dec. 6) entire to London, bearing a good ''IAMAICA'' (Potter type J3) on the reverse and ''21/FE'' Bishop mark. Photo.
2472 £880
Malayan States: Pahang: 1897 (Aug.) Kuala Lipis Provisional 3c. on half of 5c. blue bisected horizontally, used on fragment with part red c.d.s., some soiling otherwise fine, rare. S.G. 17a, cat. £2,750. Photo.
2804 £400
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: World War I: 1916 (Apr. 28) ''POST FREE/PC./PRISONERS OF WAR'' large red handstamp with censor's ms. endorsement on photographic picture postcard of Longwood Old House, sent stampless with despatch c.d.s. from ''St. Helena 28/4/16'' noted ''Service Prisoners of War'' to St. Louis, Missouri, locally redirected, the prisoner en route from Cape Town to Gibraltar. Photo.
1646 | £45
Literature: British Empire: A mixed selection of hardbound and softbound publications in one carton, good condition. (15 items)
1939 £320
Egypt: 1926 King's Birthday 50p. purple block of four, fine mint. S.G. 134, cat. £520. Photo.
2239 £80
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1780 (Jan. 28) entire from St. Mary's to Madeira, showing ''2/-'' rate mark, with straight line ''JAMAICA'' (type Potter type J2) struck across flap, also ''9/MR'' Bishop mark, probably carried privately from London to Madeira. Photo.
2473 £85
Malayan States: Pahang: 1897 (Aug.) Kuala Lipis Provisional 2c. on half of 5c. blue, bisected diagonally, fine. S.G. 18, cat. £400. Photo.
2805 £270
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: World War I: 1916 (Nov. 20) ''PASSED/40/CENSOR'' circular handstamp type 3 in blue, double strike overstruck by St. Helena type 5 despatch c.d.s. on envelope to South Africa, redirected from East London to Venterstad, franked by War Tax 1916 1d.+1d. Very rare, Mabbett notes ''One copy of this censor mark is known on a cover to South Africa, with a second example being struck on a cover from South Africa to St. Helena, so it is possible that this censor mark was applied in South Africa rather than St. Helena'', the doubt over usage disproved by the placement of the markings on this cover. Photo.
1648 | £35
Literature: Europe: Selection of hardbound and softbound publications in two cartons incl. ''The Postal History of Ukraine'' by Dubyniak & Cybaniak in 7 spiral bound vols., ''German Ship Post'' by Drechsel and a quantity of ''Vorlaufer'' journals from issue no 1 onward. (approx. 35 items + journals)
1940 £380
Egypt: 1926 Navigation Congress 5m. to 15m. imperforate set from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse. S.G. 138-140. Photo.
2241 £90
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1795 cover to Scotland, with a good ''IAMAICA'' (type J2, Potter type J3) on the reverse and ''MONTEGO/BAY'' (type TI). Photo.
2474 £85
Malayan States: Pahang: 1897 (Aug.) Kuala Lipis Provisional 3c. on half of 5c. blue bisected diagonally, used on fragment, upper left corner perf. missing otherwise fine. S.G. 18d, cat. £400. Photo.
2806 £300
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: World War I: 1917 (Jan. 11) ''PASSED/BY/CENSOR/(crown)/No. 3147'', fine strike of British triangular cachet struck in magenta on arrival of envelope to Capt. W.R. Gatt in Alexandria bearing 1912 1/2d., 1d. and 1916 1d.+1d. with Feb. 15 arrival backstamp. Capt. William Raphael Gatt, one of just four Maltese servicemen to be awarded the M.C., had transferred to the Royal Field Artillery after service in the Gallipoli Campagn in the Royal Malta Artillery. In 1920 he was appointed Commandant, Prisoners of War Camps, Malta by the War Office. He later rose to the rank of Major and was awarded the M.B.E. while serving as Adjutant to the Governor. Photo
1649 | £25
Literature: Europe: Selection (excl. Germany and France) in one carton, strength in Scandinavia with ''The Treskilling Yellow'' by L. Fimmerstad, ''Bibliography of Danish West Indies Philately'' by P. Wijnants, and ''Die Postgeschichte Finnlands'' vol. I by Dr. W. Hess, etc.
1941 £780
Egypt: 1926 Inauguration of Port Fouad 5m. to 50p. set mint, each with Kohler expertising mark on gum. S.G. 141-144, cat. £2,500. Photo.
2242 £450
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1799 (Apr. 1) entire to Scotland, with a good ''JAMAICA/1 APR 99'' (type J4) and ''25 May'' receiving mark on the reverse, scarce. Photo.
2475 £100
Malayan States: Pahang: 1898 type 11 overprint 10c., 25c. (without gum, some colour diffusion) and 50c., mint, heavy hinges, otherwise fine. S.G. 19, 20, 22, cat. £414. Photo.
2807 £95
Stefan Heijtz Saint Helena: World War I: 1918 (Apr. 4) ''PASSED BY/CENSOR'' large framed type 1 handstamp in black with censor's initials in red on photographic picture postcard of The Wharf to Scotland franked at Imperial rate by scarce 1916 1d. black and scarlet. Photo.
1650 | £60
Literature: Far East: Selection in one carton incl. ''The French Post Office in Yokohama'' by J. Matsumoto, hardbound with dust jacket, ''The Shanghai Postal System'' by C. Dougan, ''Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports'' by A. White, and the ''Asian Philatelist'', 2011 and 2013 editions hardbound with dust jackets, mainly fine.
1942 £620
Egypt: 1926 Inauguration of Port Fouad 5m. to 50p. set with first day cancellations, fine. S.G. 141-44, cat. £1,700. Photo.
2243 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1799 (June 8) entire to London, with a good ''JAMAICA/10 JUN 99'' (type J4) and ''Aug. 1'' receiving mark on the reverse, scarce. Photo.
2476 | £720
Malayan States: Pahang: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1889 10c. unused, 1891 2c. on 24c. type 5 and type 7 unused (2), 1935-41 set mint and set used, 1950-56 set mint and used, etc., some doubtful cancellations, varied condition. (215)
2811 | £500
Saint Kitts-Nevis: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in four circulated approval books, incl. St. Christopher 1870-82 perf. 14 1d. magenta (3), 21/2d. mint, 4d. unused and mint, 6d. mint, 1882-90 21/2d. red brown mint (2), 4d. blue mint, Nevis G.B. 1856 6d., 1882-90 21/2d. red-brown mint, 4d. unused and mint, 1s. mint, etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
1654 | £50
Literature: France and Colonies: ''Les Colonies Françaises, Tarifs et Service Postal 1848-1878: Les Colonies d'Afrique'' by M. Chauvet (2009), hardbound, fine and scarce.
1943 £1350
Egypt: 1927-37 £E1 deep green and deep brown, in an unmounted mint block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet with ''A/27'' control, one showing closed ''U'' flaw, slight offset on gum, otherwise fine. Photo.
2246 £270
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1800 (July 23) entire to Belfast, with a good ''JAMAICA/25 JUL 1800'' (type J5, the ''5'' is sideways) and September receiving mark on the reverse scarce. Photo.
2478 £350
Malayan States: Perak: 1895-99 $25 green and orange used, slightly faded, small thin, very scarce. S.G. 80, cat. £4,250. Photo.
2812 | £150
Saint Lucia: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in three circulated approval books, incl. 1860 (6d.) deep green used, 1863 (1d.) lake (3) and (6d.) green unused, Postal Fiscals, etc., mixed condition. (204)
1655 | £45
Literature: France and Colonies: ''Les Premiers Timbres des Colonies Françaises'', ''Les Timbres du Sénégal'', ''Les Timbres du Gabon et du Congo Français'', three softbound works by Comte Olivier de Pomyers, fine and scarce with some pages uncut.
1944 | £230
Egypt: 1929 Prince's Ninth Birthday set, with centres in black or brown, unmounted mint, fine. S.G. 178a-181a, cat. £520+.
2247 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1802 (Mar. 7) entire to Scotland, with a good ''JAMAICA'' (type J7b) and ''April 28'' receiving mark on the reverse, scarce. Around ten examples recorded. Photo.
2479 £900
Malayan States: Perak: Postal Notice: 1900 (Oct. 22) Government of Perak Postal Notice issued during a shortage of low values, announcing that articles on which postage was less than four cents should be handed in and the postage paid in cash, with a printed receipt issued and stamped with the office date stamp, with a pair of receipts (one damaged) cancelled by Tanjong Malim 1900 (Oct. 30) squared circles, the notice with some folds and a little staining but a rare and important item. Photo.
2814 | £75
Saint Lucia: Covers and Cancellations: 1892 to 1962, a selection of 33 covers in varied condition, variously addressed with a range of frankings and cachets.
1656 | £35
Literature: France and Colonies: A selection of ten books or booklets in a carton incl. ''French Philatelic Facts'' (1949), ''Check List of the Numeral Cancellations used by the Post Offices of France'' by B. Kremer, ''Mémorial Philatélique'' by G. Bertrand (1932), ''The Pigeon Post into Paris 1870-71'' by J. Hayhurst, auction catalogues, also ''Revenue Stamps of Austria'' by M. Erler (1978) and ''Handbook of Hungarian Revenues'' by I. Flóderer (1991).
1945 | £90
Egypt: 1929 Prince's Ninth Birthday set, with centres in black or brown, fine used. S.G. 178a-181a, cat. £440.
2248 £260
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Jamaica and Iamaica Handstamps: 1803 (Nov. 18) entire to Scotland, with a good ''JAMAICA/18 NOV 1803'' (type J7) and ''3 Jan. 1804'' receiving mark on the reverse, also a fair strike of ''VERE/JA'' (type T3, believed only two recorded), scarce. Photo.
2480 | £750
Malayan States: Perak: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1884-91 2c., type 21 mint, 1886 2c. type 23 mint and used, 1886 1c. on 2c. type 25 used, 1891 1c. on 6c. type 32 used, 1935-37 set mint, 1938-41 set mint and set used, some doubtful cancellations, etc., varied condition. (330)
2815 £180
Saint Vincent: 1892 (July 9) O.H.M.S. envelope (reduced at left), addressed to Canada, franked by 1885-93 1/2d., 1d., 21/2d. on 1d. and 4d. tied by ''A 10'' barred ovals. Photo.
1657 | £40
Literature: Fred Melville publications: Selection of nine publications, three in paper wraps, six privately bound, also the scarce ''Melville Bibliography'' by L.N. & M. Williams (1941). (10 items)
1946 £920
Egypt: 1932 50m. on 50p. and 100m. on £E1 both in unmounted mint marginal blocks of four, the latter with very minor corner wrinkle, otherwise fine. S.G. 187, 188. Photo.
2249 £1250
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: The Jamaican Bishop Mark: 1799 (May 9) entire sent from ''Holland'', a sugar estate, addressed to Lucea, with manuscript ''1/3'' rate mark, a good strike of the rare ''MY/18'' Bishop mark on the reverse, some minor worm damage, otherwise fine. Photo.
2481 £260
Malayan States: Selangor: 1895-99 3c. to $2, fine mint. S.G. 54-62, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2816 | £120
Saint Vincent: A Q.V. to K.G.V selection in a folder, incl. 1882-83 1d. mint or unused (9), 1883-84 1/2d. mint or unused (19), 6d. mint or unused (5), etc., mixed condition. (197)
1658 | £50
Literature: The Gambia: Selection of five items, hardbound or softbound publications, incl. ''The 1883-97 issue of The Gambia Cameos. A Study of the Plates, Printings and Perforators'' by B. O'Hara, ''Gambia'' by E. Proud, etc.
1947 £520
Egypt: 1933 Railway Congress set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine. S.G. 189-192. Photo.
2250 £820
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: The Jamaican Bishop Mark: 1799 (Sept. 21) entire sent from Porteous, addressed to Scotland, with manuscript ''2/2'' rate mark, with a good strike of the rare ''OC/5'' Bishop mark, struck across flap, also ''JAMAICA/8 OCT 99'' type J4, fine. Photo.
2482 | £420
Malayan States: Selangor: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1891 2c. on 24c. type 37 used, 1935-41 set mint, etc., varied condition. (257)
2818 £180
Samoa: 1895 (Mar. 27) envelope, registered from Apia to Germany, franked by 1895-1900 11/2d. on 2d. (2) and 3d. on 2d., tied by Apia c.d.s's, fine. Photo.
1659 | £25
Literature: Great Britain: Varied selection in a carton, hardbound and softbound items incl. ''Letter Receivers of London 1652-1857'' by H. Feldman, ''UK Taxe Marks for International Mail 1875-2000'' by K. Snelson, ''Ship Letters'' by J. Hendy, ''A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts'' by P. Beale. (24 items)
1948 £950
Egypt: 1933 Aviation Congress set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all marginal and fine. Photo.
2251 £700
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: The Jamaican Bishop Mark: 1800 (June 21) entire sent from Morant Bay, addressed to Scotland, with manuscript ''2/5'' rate mark, with a good strike of the rare ''JU/21'' Bishop mark (''21'' is sideways), struck partly across flap, fine. Photo.
2483 £270
Malayan States: Trengganu: 1921-41 Script $5 green and red on yellow, upper marginal with part plate no., hinged in margin only, fine and fresh. S.G. 44, cat. £500. Photo.
2819 £500
Seychelles: 1890-92 die II 2c. green and rosine, a very fine used block of twenty four, the third stamp of the third row displaying an, as yet, uncatalogued, damaged value tablet, a sticking variety on a fine block. Photo.
1660 | £220
Literature: Great Britain: An extensive philatelic library in three cartons incl. ''The Maltese Cross'' vols. 1-3 by Rockoff & Jackson, ''Letter Receivers of London 1652-1857'' by H. Feldman, ''Barred Numeral Cancellations'' vols. 1-6 by Parmenter , ''Stamp Perforations: The Somerset House Years'' by Simpson & Sargent, ''The Plating of Alphabet II'', ''The Plating of Alphabet III'' vols. 1-5 by Wiggins, etc.
1949 £1950
Egypt: 1934 U.P.U. Congress 1m. to £E1 set, fine, all corner plate number singles, fine used on Congress f.d.c. S.G. 219-232. Photo.
2252 £720
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: The Jamaican Bishop Mark: 1801 (July 7) entire sent from London, addressed to Morant Bay, with manuscript ''1/'' rate mark, with a good strike of the rare ''OC/17'' Bishop mark, struck partly across flap, fine. Photo.
2484 | £500
Malayan States: Trengganu: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1922 Malaya-Borneo set mint, 1949-55 set mint, 1937 Postage due set mint, some doubtful cancellations, etc., varied condition. (243)
2823 £170
Seychelles: 1968 Human Rights Year 50c. imperforate proof affixed to Harrison and Sons card (100 x 127mm), fine. Photo.
1661 | £140
Literature: Great Britain: Library in a carton, incl. ''British Line Engraved Stamps Twopence Blue studies of plates 1 to 15'' by H. Osborne, ''Specimen Stamps and Stationery'' by Samuel & Huggins, ''The Postage Stamps of Great Britain'' in four vols. with supplements, ''Half a Century in the Dead Letter Office'' by G.R. Smith, ''May Dates'' by M. Jackson, etc. (26 items)
1950 £400
Egypt: 1936 Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine. S.G. 240-244. Photo.
2253 | £80
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Fleurons: 1806 to 1809, three entires all showing type F Fleuron struck on the reverse and slightly overstruck by red London datestamps.
2486 | £70
Malta: 1903-04 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to 1s. set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' with gum, mainly fine. S.G. 38s-44s.
2824 £160
Seychelles: 1968 Bicentenary 2r.25 imperforate proof affixed to Harrison and Sons card (100 x 126mm), fine. Photo.
1662 | £100
Literature: Great Britain: ''British Letter Mail to Overseas Destinations 1840-1875'' by J. & M. Moubray, hardbound, fine and highly desirable.
1951 £290
Egypt: 1936 Anglo-Egyptian Treaty set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine from the left of the sheet. S.G. 245-247. Photo.
2254 | £300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Fleurons: 1806 to 1827, a collection of large and small Fleurons, incl. types F1 (4), F1a, F2a, F3a, etc., poor to fair strikes. (32 items)
2488 £160
Malta: 1948 ''SELF GOVERNMENT'' original set of fifteen used on registered first day cover, very scarce. S.G. 234-248. Photo.
2826 £150
Seychelles: 1970 Bicentenary 50c. imperforate proof affixed at top to De La Rue card (100 x 126mm), headed ''RUNNING PROOF'' in pencil, with additional notation ''OFAC 630/2A'' below design, fine. Photo.
1663 | £80
Literature: Great Britain: ''The Essential Guide to the Great Britain Line Engraved 1840-1864'' by K. Statham, vols. 1-18, without slipcases except the last, a few faults but mainly good condition.
1952 £500
Egypt: 1937 Montreux Conference set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all from the lower left corner of the sheet, fine. S.G. 259-261. Photo.
2255 | £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Fleurons: 1809 to 1829, selection of covers with a range of Fleurons from types F2 to F6, incl. 1810 (Sept. 9) entire to London, with type F2a on the reverse, etc. (9 items)
2489 £580
Malta: 1956-58 1/4d. to £1 set, all in unmounted mint plate blocks of four, fine. S.G. 266-282. Photo.
2827 £110
Seychelles: 1970 Bicentenary 3r.50 imperforate proof affixed at top to De La Rue card (100 x 126mm), headed ''RUNNING PROOF'' in pencil, with additional notation ''OFAC 631/2D'' below design, fine. Photo.
1664 | £80
Literature: Great Britain: Varied selection in a carton incl. ''Under The Gum'' by J.A. Mackay, ''The De La Rue Years 1878-1910'' Vol. 1 by W.A. Wiseman, ''The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps, 1855 to 1901'' by J. Easton, each fine with dust jacket, also, ''The Post in Grant & Farm'' by J. Wilson Hyde (1894) etc. (approx. 35 items)
1953 £600
Egypt: 1937 Ophthalmological Congress set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all from the top of the sheet, fine. S.G. 262-264. Photo.
2256 £200
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Fleurons: 1811 (written from Virgin Valley July 18) entire to England, with a good type F1a Fleuron (year omitted) and ''MONTEGO BAY/JA'' (type T3) on the reverse, both struck across flap. Photo.
2491 £90
Malta: 1965-70 £1 in an unmounted mint block of six (3 x 2) from the top left corner of the sheet, the upper row showing dramatic doctor blade flaw, fine and unusual. S.G. 348 var. Photo
2828 £95
Sierra Leone: 1859-74 6d. purple, imperforate proof on unwatermarked paper, fine. Photo.
1667 | £160
Literature: Great Britain: Inland Revenue Collection of Stamps: List 1 (Parts 1, 2, 3), List 2, List 3, List 4 (Parts 1, 2), List 5 (Part 2), List 6 (Parts 1, 2)., softbound, mainly fine and important reference. (10 items)
1954 £1000
Egypt: 1938 Royal Wedding 5m., from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine. S.G. 265. Photo.
2257 £270
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1814 (Oct. 19) entire headed ''H.M. Ship Royal Oak'' addressed to Portsmouth, with manuscript ''2/2'' rate mark and a good strike of the ''JAMAICA/F'' datestamp of Falmouth in green, slightly faded. Photo.
2492 | £80
Malta: 1965-70 £1 in an unmounted mint plate block of six, showing pink colour much misplaced, fine. S.G. 348 var.
2830 £110
Sierra Leone: 1903 Watermark Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', mainly fine. S.G. 73s-85s, cat. £250. Photo.
1668 | £30
Literature: Great Britain: ''Reports of the Postmaster General on the Post Office 1913-1916'', hardbound, some faults but a very scarce wartime publication.
1955 | £380
Egypt: 1938 Cotton Congress set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine. S.G. 266-268.
2258 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1822 (Apr.) entire headed ''Blighton House'' addressed to Greenock with manuscript ''2/6'' rate mark and a good strike of the ''JAMAICA/F'' datestamp of Falmouth in green on the reverse. Photo.
2494 | £250
Malta: A collection in three boxed albums, 1885 to 2003, incl. 1886 5s. mint, 1903-04 to 1s. mint, 1904-15 values to 5s. mint, 1922-36 to £1 mint, 1938-43 and 1948-53 to 10s. mint, 1956-58 to £1 mint, etc., later issues largely complete mint and used with miniature sheets, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
2831 £140
Sierra Leone: 1903 Watermark Crown CA £1 purple on red, a fine unmounted mint plate no ''1'' single, fresh appearance. S.G. 85, cat. £275+. Photo.
1669 | £20
Literature: Great Britain: ''Reports of the Postmaster General on the Post Office 1913-1916'' In three softbound vols., with faults but a scare wartime publication.
1956 £350
Egypt: 1938 Telecommunications Conference set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all from the top of the sheet, fine. S.G. 269-271.
2259 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1830 large part cover from Colombia to England, manuscript ''3/-'' rate mark with a good strike of the scarce ''CARTHAGENA'' Fleuron in red type TR2, oval firm's cachet and ''5'' both in red, with unframed circular ''JAMAICA/TOO LATE'' datestamp type TL2 crossed out on the reverse. Photo.
2496 | £150
Malta: Postal Stationery: 1887 to 1986 selection of registered envelopes with a duplicated range of types unused and used. (56)
2832 £80
Sierra Leone: 1904-05 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 1/2d. to £1 set with extra 1d., used, the £1 with N.P.S. certificate (1978), mainly fine. S.G. 86-98, cat. £475. Photo.
1670 | £80
Literature: Great Britain: A selection with reference on cancellations etc. incl. ''The Postal Cancellations of London'' by H.E. Westley, ''The Mulready Advertisements'' by M.G. Lowe, etc. (23 items)
1957 £6800
Egypt: 1938 King Farouk's Eighteenth Birthday £E1, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine from the left of the sheet, light overall toning, rare. S.G. 272. Photo.
2262 £380
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1838 entire to England being an account concerning an estate on Jamaica, with ''2/3'' rate mark and a good strike of the scarce Falmouth undated ''LEEWARD ISLANDS/F'' in green. Photo.
2498 | £720
Malta: 1790 to 1976, a large accumulation of covers, postcards and postal stationery, also some letters and documents, incl. pre-stamp with 1d. accountancy marks, Great Britain used in, incoming mail, postage dues, registered, etc., mixed condition.
2833 £140
Sierra Leone: 1912-21 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 black and purple on red, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 128, cat. £250. Photo.
1672 | £45
Literature: Great Britain: Selection of seven softbound items relating to postal rates etc. incl. ''For the Port & Carriage of Letters'' by D. Robinson, ''Postage Rates of HM Forces'' by Stitt Dibben, and ''British Postal Rates'' by Sanford & Salt, mainly fine.
1958 £920
Egypt: 1938 King Farouk's Eighteenth Birthday £E1, in an unmounted mint block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet with control number, fine and scarce. S.G. 272. Photo.
2263 £420
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1839 (Jan. 20) cover from Colombia to England, manuscript ''3/-'' rate mark with a good strike of the scarce ''CARTHAGENA'' Fleuron in red type TR2, Bogota paid mark and handstruck ''3'' both in red, fine. Photo.
2500 £2300
Malta: 1860-63 1/2d. pale buff vertical pair, fine used on 1863 (Aug. 4) entire to Valletta, cancelled with code ''A'' duplex, a fine and rare double rate entire. Ex H.A. Cann. S.G. 3a. Photo.
2834 £90
Sierra Leone: 1912-21 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 black and purple on red, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 128, cat. £250. Photo.
1674 | £65
Literature: Hong Kong: ''The Philatelic and Postal History of Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports of China and Japan'' by F.W. Webb (2000), hardbound, fine.
1959 £450
Egypt: 1938 Leprosy Conference set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all from the top of the sheet, fine. S.G. 273-275.
2264 £260
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1839 cover to England, manuscript ''3/3'' rate mark with a good strike of the scarce ''CARTHAGENA'' Fleuron in red type TR2, bearing manuscript ''Rec & forwarded by your obt. st. Jos Ayton, Car. 17 May 1839'' on the reverse, fine. Photo.
2502 £350
Malta: Village Cancellations, Gudia 1910 (Aug. 8) envelope (horizontal crease) to France, franked by K.E.VII 1/2d., tied by clear ''GUDIA'' c.d.s., bearing Cospicua and St. Malo datestamps on the reverse, scarce. B.P.A. certificate (1988). Photo.
2835 £80
Sierra Leone: 1912-21 Watermark Mult. Crown CA £1 black and purple on red, fine and fresh mint. S.G. 128, cat. £250. Photo.
1675 | £40
Literature: Maritime Mail: Selection of five items incl. ''Ship Letters'' by J. Hendy, hardbound, ''A History of Ship Letters of the British Isles'' by A.W. Robertson (Postilion Publications reprint in two ring binders) and ''Robertson Revisited'' by C. Tabeart, hardbound with dust jacket, mainly fine.
1960 | £800
Egypt: 1939-46 30m. to £E1 a mint collection of plate blocks of four or six, incl. 50p. and £E1 complete, mainly fine. (58 blocks)
2265 £500
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1843 (Dec. 17) entire from Peru to England, bearing ''2/-'' rate mark and a fine strike of the rare undated circular ''SOUTH AMERICA/VIA PANAMA'' unrecorded by Foster, with boxed ''PANAMA/FORWARDED BY/FREDERICK W. BYRNE'' struck twice, Kingston and London datestamps on the reverse, very few recorded. Photo.
2504 £140
Mauritius: 1848-59 ''POST PAID'' latest impression 1d. red, used with barred cancellation, fine. B.P.A. certificate (1952). S.G. 23, cat. £800. Photo.
2836 £120
Sierra Leone: 1921-27 Watermark Mult. Script CA 10s. red and green on green, fine used. S.G. 146, cat. £325. Photo.
1676 | £75
Literature: Netherlands: ''Netherlands Mail in Times of Turmoil'' Vols. 1-3 by K. Adema, hardbound with dust jackets, fine.
1961 | £1250
Egypt: 1940 Child Welfare 5m. + 5m., 1945 Arab Union set, 1946 Visit 10m., 1947 Withdrawal 10m., 1949 Centenary 10m., 1949 Mixed Courts 10m., 1950 Inauguration 10m., 1950 University 22m., 1950 Geographical 30m., 1951 Cotton 10m., all from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all marginal, fine.
2266 £720
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1858 (Feb. 10) entire from Cuba to Guatamala, bearing manuscript ''1/-'' and handstruck ''4'' in green rate marks, also a good strike of the Crowned circular ''PAID/AT/HAVANA'' (S.G. CC2), with Havana, St. Thomas, Belize and Kingston datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2505 | £170
Mauritius: A Q.V. to early Q.E.II accumulation in a stockbook, incl. a wide range of postmarks, a few revenues, some duplication, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
2837 £190
Sierra Leone: 1921-27 Watermark Mult. Script CA £2 and £5 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', slightly toned, £5 with partial offset, otherwise fine with gum. S.G. 147s, 148s, cat. £675. Photo.
1680 £300
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''Early English Philatelic Literature 1862-1865'' by Anderson & Smith, published by the Philatelic Literature Society (1912) in paper wraps as issued. Unnumbered, 120 printed. A rare classic of philatelic literature. Photo.
1962 £220
Egypt: 1943 Birthday 5m. + 5m. in a mint ''A/40'' control block of six, one with Arabic date error, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 289, a. Photo.
2267 £280
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Transit Handstamps: 1863 (Mar. 15, Oct. 16) two entires from St. Thomas to the same addressee in Kingston, both with manuscript ''4'' rate marks, the first showing good strike of ''PAID/AT/ST. THOMAS'' crowned circle (S.G. CC 1), the second with St. Thomas Paid c.d.s. Photo.
2506 | £230
Mauritius: Revenues: Embossed Revenues: 1870 Type 40 values to 25r., also 6r., 10r., 15r. and 20r., plus a few adhesives.
2838 £120
Sierra Leone: 1932 Pictorial 1/2d. to £1 set with extra 2d., 4d., 5s., 10s., unmounted mint except 5d., 2s. and one 5s., mainly fine. S.G. 155-167, cat. £387+. Photo.
1681 | £150
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''Catalogue of the Philatelic Library of the Earl of Crawford, K.T.'' (1911) by E. D. Bacon (1911), with original grey paper covers, a few imperfections and strengthened with cloth spine. The essential guide to early philatelic publications and journals.
1963 £480
Egypt: 1943 Birthday 5m. + 5m. in an unmounted mint block of four, showing overprint double, one albino, fine. S.G. 289 var. Photo.
2268 £920
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1818 (June 24) entire from Kingston to London, manuscript ''2/8'' rate mark, and bearing a good strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS/Kingston.Jamaica'' type CR2, a very rare marking. Photo.
2512 | £110
Morocco: Locals: A selection, incl. Cherifien Posts of Fez in blue and purple (2), Marrakech in black, local stamps, etc. (4 covers and 72 stamps)
2840 £350
Sierra Leone: 1933 Wilberforce 1/2d. to £1 set good to fine mint, the 10s. unmounted. S.G. 168-180, cat. £1,100+. Photo.
1682 | £100
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''The Royal Philatelic Collection'' by Sir John Wilson (1952), leatherbound, spine slightly faded otherwise fine.
1964 £110
Egypt: 1946 Aviation Congress 30m. green, variety overprint double, small stain lower left corner otherwise fine mint. S.G. 314b. Photo.
2269 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1819 (June) entire from Spanish Town to London, manuscript ''1/4'' rate mark, with step type ''PORTSMOUTH/SHIP LETTER'' and bearing a good strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS/Kingston.Jamaica'' type CR3, struck across flap, scarce. Photo.
2513 | £100
Morocco Agencies: A mainly unmounted mint selection on a stock card, incl. British, French and Spanish currencies, multiples, etc., some with gum toning, otherwise mainly fine. (50)
2841 £450
Sierra Leone: 1933 Wilberforce 1/2d. to £1 set, mainly fine used, the £1 with Brandon certificate (1982). S.G. 168-80, cat. £1,500. Photo.
1683 | £260
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''The Royal Philatelic Collection'' by Sir John Wilson (1952), leather bound, very good condition with slipcase in good condition.
1965 £110
Egypt: 1946 Aviation Congress 30m. green, variety overprint inverted, fine mint. S.G. 314a. Photo.
2270 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1822 (Jan. 1) entire from Kingston to London, manuscript ''1/7'' rate mark, and bearing a fine strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS/KINGSTON.JAMAICA'' type CR4, scarce. Photo.
2517 £110
Netherlands: 1946 Queen Wilhelmina sets unmounted mint and used, fine. S.G. 616-19, cat. £804. Photo.
2843 | £320
Singapore: A mint and used collection in two folders, incl. 1948-52 perf. 14 set and perf. 171/2 x 18 set less 50c., mint, 1948 Silver Wedding $10 mint and used, 1955-59 set mint, 1969 Founding set and miniature sheet mint, etc. (few 100s)
1684 | £240
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''Catalogue of the Philatelic Library formed by the late Sir Edward Denny Bacon, K.C.V.O.'' (1939), softbound, no. 42 of 100 copies signed by the publisher (Vallancey) with supplement, good condition and rare.
1966 £500
Egypt: 1947 Fine Arts set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine. S.G. 334-337. Photo.
2271 £350
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1822 (Mar. 18) entire from Kingston to Scotland, manuscript ''1/6'' rate mark, and bearing a good strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS/KINGSTON.JAMAICA'' type CR4, scarce. Photo.
2518 £100
New Guinea: 1914-15 (Oct.) ''G.R.I.'', German New Guinea surcharged 4d. on 40pf. the rare setting I, used missing corner fault. Marked erroneously ''Falsch Kilian BBP'', with Holcombe opinion (1994) and signed by Pascal Scheller. S.G. 9. Photo.
2844 | £240
Singapore: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1948-52 perf. 14 and perf. 171/2 x 18 sets unmounted mint, 1948 Silver Wedding set unmounted mint, 1955-59 set unmounted mint, etc., varied condition. (174)
1686 | £45
Literature: Philatelic Literature: A duplicated balance of lists and auction catalogues contained in two cartons incl. ''Philatelic Literature'' by Negus, ''Philatelic Expertising'' ed. Hellrigl and ''Milestones of Philatelic Literature of the 19th Century'' by Massen & Schouberechts and each hardbound, mainly fine.
1967 | £130
Egypt: 1947-51 30m. to £E1 set with extra 50m., all in mint plate blocks of four, mainly fine. S.G. 340-346.
2272 £250
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1822 (Nov. 12) entire from Kingston to U.S.A., manuscript ''27'' rate mark, and bearing a fine strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS/KINGSTON.JAMAICA'' type CR4, overstruck by Charleston datestamp, scarce. Photo.
2519 £65
New Zealand: 1886 (Nov. 10) registered envelope to Christchurch bearing sideface 4d. and 6d. tied Waikari single circle c.d.s's, fine. Photo.
2845 | £450
Somailand: A mint and used collection, incl. 1903 overprints at top to 5r. mint (3r. used), 1903 overprints at bottom to 5r. mint, 1904 3r. used, 5r. mint, 1912-19 to 5s. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'' and attached to small pieces with blue crayon, 1938 to 5r. mint, 1953-59 to 10s. mint, Officials with 1904-05 Watermark Mult. Crown CA 2a. mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (132)
1687 | £40
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''Philatelic Literature: A History and a Select Bibliography from 1861 to 1991'' Vol. IV by M. Amrhein (2006), numbered 114 from a limited edition, hardbound with dust jacket, fine.
1968 £620
Egypt: 1949 Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition set, from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all marginal, fine. S.G. 352-356. Photo.
2273 £1750
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1823 (Sept. 30) entire from Kingston to New York, manuscript ''27'' rate mark, and bearing a good strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS/KINGSTON.JAMAICA'' type CR4 also ''TOO LATE FOR'' type CR5, and manuscript ''p. Schooner Mary Washington'', and red ''SHIP''. Foster only records one other example of CR5. Photo.
2522 £260
New Zealand: 1967-70 18c. variety imperforate, unmounted mint horizontal pair, a few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 875 var. Photo.
2849 £260
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: 1863-64 1s. bright emerald-green, touched to very large margins, used on 1863 mourning envelope to England. S.G. 21. Photo.
1689 | £100
Literature: Philatelic Literature: Indexes to a wide range of publications and journals, several hardbound, together with assorted ephemera contained in seven cartons A wonderful resource for the serious bibliophile, viewing recommended.
1969 | £120
Egypt: 1952 King of Egypt and Sudan overprints 1m. to £E1 postage set, all in mint plate blocks of four, mainly fine. S.G. 373-391.
2274 £350
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1824 (July 10) entire from Havana addressed to ''HMS Schooner Renegade Jamaica'', bearing a fine strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS/KINGSTON.JAMAICA'' type CR4, overstruck, scarce. Photo.
2523 £260
New Zealand: 1967-70 18c. variety imperforate, unmounted mint horizontal pair, a few minor gum wrinkles, otherwise fine. S.G. 875 var. Photo.
2850 £400
South Africa: Cape of Good Hope: Revenues: A selection of Embossed Revenues, 1872 type 40 in blue £5, £6, £10, £20 (2), £30 and £50, plus £10 in vermilion & £5 in yellow (cut to shape) approx. 25 items. Photo.
1690 | £55
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''Catalogue of The Royal Philatelic Collection, British Africa (with Egypt)'', in slipcase (corners worn), with plates as issued, contents in excellent condition.
1970 | £1900
Egypt: A mint and used collection in two stockbooks, incl. 1866 5pi. used, 1867-71 20pa. mint strip of three, centre stamp with 'blank Obelisk', used to 5pi used (3), 1921-22 set mint, 1922 Monarchy set mint, 1923-24 set mint, 1926 Birthday 50p. mint (2), 1927-37 set mint, 1931 Zeppelin sets mint and used, 1932 100m. on £E1 mint, 1933 Railway set, 1933-38 Air set mint, 1933 Aviation sets mint and used, 1934 U.P.U. sets mint and used, 1938 Birthday £E1 mint and used, Postage dues, British Forces in Egypt 1935 Silver Jubilee 1p. mint and used, Gaza 1959 55m. on 100m. variety overprint double, one inverted, mint, etc. (100s)
2275 £170
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1826 (May 14) entire from Kingston to Scotland, manuscript ''2/8'' rate mark, bearing a fine strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS'' type CR6 struck across flap and step-type ''LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER'' on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2526 | £750
New Zealand: A collection in five boxed albums and loose, incl. 1909-16 to 1s. mint, 1915-30 to 1s. (4) mint, 1925 Dunedin Exhibition 6d. variety ''POSTAGF'' mint, 1935-36 to 3s. unmounted mint with both perfs., 1953-59 to 10s. mint, later issues largely complete to 2009 unmounted mint, also Health stamps largely complete with 1931 set unmounted mint, later sheetlets unmounted mint, Express Delivery, postage dues, Officials, Life Insurance, postal fiscals, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
2851 | £420
South Africa: Natal: A collection on leaves, incl. 1857 6d. used on piece, range of Chalons, 1874 5s. used (3), 1877 1/2d. on 1d. mint (3) and used, 1877-79 1d. on 6d. with overprint double and with overprint inverted used, 1902 values to £1.10 used, 1908-09 10s. used, etc., mixed condition. (85)
1691 | £90
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''An Introduction to Advanced Philately'' by A.J. Sefi, (2nd edition 1932), hardbound with dust jacket (slight jacket faults), complete with tipped in examples.
1971 | £2500
Egypt: A collection in two albums, incl. 1872-75 typo 5pa. and 10pa. in mint blocks of four, 1874-75 20pa. unused block of four with inverted watermark, 1pi. perf. 121/2 mint block of four with one tête-bêche, 21/2pi. perf. 121/2 x 131/2 mint block of four, 1884 20pa. on 5pi. surcharge inverted in a mint pair, 1914 set of imperforate pairs, 1938 Birthday £E1 used on plain f.d.c., range of control blocks with 1927-37 centre photo £E1, 1953 50p. and £E1, Officials, also four empty stockbooks, etc. (100s)
2276 £380
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1826 (July 3) entire from Kingston to England, manuscript ''2/6'' rate mark, the reverse bearing a fine strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS'' type CR6 struck across flap, rare. Photo.
2527 | £380
New Zealand: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation in three stockbooks and loose incl. 1909-26 De La Rue wmk. sideways imperf. 1d. block, 1913 Auckland Exhibition set mint, 1925 Exhibition 4d. mint with variety ''POSTAGF'', good range of later varieties and flaws with Captain Cook 2s. ''COQK'' flaws booklets and panes, also Dependencies, etc. (100s)
2854 | £110
South Africa: Transvaal: A selection on stock pages, incl. range of imperfs., 1903 £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', K.E.VII to 10s. mint and £1 used, etc., mixed condition. (138)
1693 | £25
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''Schriftenreihe des Bundes Philatelistischer Prufer'' Vols. 2, 3, and 4, hardbound, also softbound index, ''Chronik der deutschen Philatelie'' 2002, 2003 and 2004, and ''Ein Leben für die Philatelie'' by Jaeger. (7 items)
1972 | £1950
Egypt: Collection of commemoratives from 1925 to 1952 in control blocks of four in a stockbook, incl. 1925 Geographical Congress set with 10m. and 15m. second printing, 1926 Agricultural set, 1933 Railway set, 1938 Wedding 5m., much is unmounted, mainly fine. (few 100s)
2277 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1826 (Dec. 1) entire from Kingston to New York, manuscript ''77'' rate mark, Norfolk datestamp and unframed ''SHIP'' in red, the reverse bearing a fine strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS'' type CR6 struck across flap, rare. Photo.
2528 | £200
New Zealand: A Q.V. to Q.E.II collection on leaves contained in a carton with many commemorative issues both mint and used, Healths with miniature sheets, 1958 2d. error of surcharge unmounted mint, Officials, covers and cards with f.d.c's, also some Dependencies with Samoa, etc. (100s)
2856 | £160
South Africa: Zululand: A selection incl. 1888-93 5d. used, 9d. and 1s. mint, 5s. handstamped ''SPECIMEN'', 1893 6d. mint, 1894 to 4s. mint, £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', £5 with fiscal cancellation (faults), etc., slightly mixed condition. (24)
1694 | £25
Literature: Philatelic Literature: ''Index to Harry Hayes Philatelic Literature Auctions'', compiled by Raymond Price, set of 5 vols., softbound, fine.
1973 | £980
Egypt: Postal Stationery: A comprehensive collection in three boxed albums, incl. Postcards with 1894 3m. + 3m. reply card unused, 1908 4m. unused and used, 4m. + 4m. reply card unused, 1916 3m. on 2m. used, 1950 13m. unused, envelopes with 1892 5m. on 2p. with surcharge in red unused, 1915 2m. on 1m. unused and used, 1946 10m. unused, Registered envelopes 1938 15m. unused and used, 1940 15m. unused, 20m. unused and used, Wrappers, Letter sheets 1912 1p. unused, 1914 10m. unused, etc. (240 items)
2278 £420
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1827 (May 14) entire from Kingston to Scotland, manuscript ''2/8'' rate mark, bearing a fine strike of ''COMMERCIAL ROOMS'' type CR6 struck across flap and step-type ''LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER'' on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2529 | £160
New Zealand: A collection in four albums, incl. Health sets, 1973 to 2006 largely complete unmounted mint, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
2857 £800
South Africa: KING EDWARD VIII PROPOSED ISSUE: 1936 bromide (22 x 27mm) for a proposed K.E.VIII 1d. Coronation stamp, the portrait in a similar design to that by H.J. Brown, affixed to perforated underlay and mounted on thin card (57 x 73mm), with manuscript notation at base ''As prepared in Nov 1936 for King Edward VIII issue but never printed''. Small tear at top of card, otherwise a fine and fascinating item, rare. Photo.
1697 | £55
Literature: Philip Cockrill Publications: Series of monographs incl. two duplicate items, with ''The Nigerias'' bound in full leather, etc. (23 items)
1974 £850
Egypt: Airmails: 1918 (Nov. 30) Cairo-Delhi R.A.F. Survey Flight, by Capt. Sir Ross Smith. envelope to Shepheards Hotel, Cairo and readdressed to Donbara, has Egypt 1p. postage due, with violet circular ''CARRIED BY FIRST AERIAL MAIL/CAIRO-DELHI/DECR. 1918'' on reverse. Rare, only about 30 items carried. Photo.
2279 £140
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1833 cover to London, bearing manuscript ''2/8'' rate mark, also step-type ''DEAL/SHIP LETTER'' with circular ''COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS/KINGSTON/JAMAICA'' type CR7 on the reverse, scarce. Photo.
2530 | £320
New Zealand: A collection of World War II covers, incl. a range of censor marks and labels, A.P.O's, F.P.O's, registered mail, P.O.W. covers, etc. (187 items)
2858 | £720
South Africa: A used collection in a boxed album, incl. Natal 1859-60 1d. and 3d., 1874-99 to 5s. (2), 1902-03 to 4s., 1902 to £1.10, £5 used with fiscal cancellation, 1904-08 to 2d.6d., 1908-09 to £1, also 1904 Official set, Orange Free State 1877 4d. types a to d, Orange River Colony 1905-09 4d. variety ''IOSTAGE'' for ''POSTAGE'', South Africa 1913-24 to £1, 1925 Air set, Transvaal 1902 to 5s.,1905-09 1d. error watermark Cabled Anchor, Zululand 1888-93 to 1s., 1/2d. dull green with and without stop, 1894 to 4s., etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1698 | £70
Literature: Russia: ''Imperial Russia Zemstvo Post'' by O.A. Fabergé (1993) hardbound, fine.
1975 £260
Egypt: Airmails: 1919 (Mar. 31) O.H.M.S. envelope to Cairo, bearing ''BASE POST OFFICE/Z'' c.d.s., also two line ''AERIAL POST/E.E.F.'', fine. Photo.
2280 £220
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1833 (Aug. 11) and 1834 (Jan. 20) two covers to London and Virginia, bearing circular ''COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS/KINGSTON/JAMAICA'' type CR7 on the reverse, scarce. Photo.
2531 | £120
New Zealand: A Q.V. to Q.E.II accumulation of covers and cards loose in a small box with f.d.c's with issues to 2004, postal stationery, Health Camps, etc. (100s)
2859 | £100
South Africa: A mint and used K.G.VI selection, incl. Officials, revenues with 1913 values to £10 used, etc., also some South West Africa, slightly mixed condition. (88)
1699 | £60
Literature: Samoa: ''The Stamps and Postal History of Nineteenth Century Samoa'' by R.P. Odenweller (2004), hardbound with dust jacket, fine.
1976 £380
Egypt: Airmails: 1919 (Apr. 15) O.H.M.S. envelope to France, bearing ''FIELD POST OFFICE/GM'' c.d.s., also boxed line ''AERIAL POST/E.E.F.'', fine. Photo.
2281 £110
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1833 (Aug. 20) entire from Panama to London, bearing manuscript ''3/2'' rate mark, with circular ''COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS/KINGSTON/JAMAICA'' type CR7 and manuscript ''Received and Forwarded by yours Respectfully Geo. Wilson'', also boxed ''LIVERPOOL/SHIP LETTER'' on the reverse, scarce. Photo.
2534 | £720
Nigeria: Niger Coast Protectorate: A selection of cancellations, incl. Lagos with Crowned circular ''PAID/AT/LAGOS'' on small pieces (9), Akassa, Burutu, etc. (21 items)
2862 £270
Spain: 1905 Don Quixote 2c. to 10p. set mint, mainly fine. S.G. 307-316, cat. £950. Photo.
1700 | £40
Literature: Sarawak: Selection of five items, four hardbound, comprising ''Sarawak:The De La Rue Story'' by N. Watterson, ''Sarawak: The Issues of 1871-1875 Plating Studies & Postal History'' by Batty-Smith & Watterson, ''Sarawak and her Stamps. An analytical survey of all issues from 1869 to 1934'' by Hansford & Noble; ''The Stamps & Postal History of North Borneo'' Part 3 by Shipman & Cassels, and a geographical survey of the territory, mainly fine.
1977 £190
Egypt: Airmails: 1925 (Nov. 3) Cairo-Kano Experimental Flight envelope from Kano to London, initialled ''AC'' (S. Ldr. A. Cunningham). Scarce, only 65 items flown. Photo.
2282 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1841 (June 13) entire from Up Park Camp to Canada, bearing Baltimore, Montreal and unframed ''SHIP'' in red, with a fair strike of the circular ''COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS/17 DEC/KINGSTON/JAMAICA/1841'' (dates inverted) type CR8 on the reverse. Photo.
2535 £110
North Borneo: 1890 2c. on 25c. indigo variety surcharge inverted, 1901-05 10c. brown and slate-lilac perf. 131/2-14 variety no stop after ''PROTECTORATE'' and 1922 Malaya-Borneo Exhibition 24c. black and mauve with stop after ''EXHIBITION'', mint, slightly mixed condition. S.G. 51a, 134c, 270a, cat. £1,025. Photo.
2863 £260
Spain: 1920 U.P.U. Congress perf. 131/2 set, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 361-73, cat. £900. Photo.
1701 | £40
Literature: Spain and Colonies: ''Historia del Correo en Canarias'' Vol. I (Epoca Prefilatélica) by Castells and Vol. II (Isabel II) by Castells & Leon, hardbound with dust jackets, fine.
1978 £270
Egypt: Airmails: 1925 (Nov. 20) Cairo-Kano Experimental Flight envelope from Kano to London, initialled ''AC'' (Sq. Ldr. A. Cunningham). Scarce, only 85 items flown. Photo.
2283 £300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1848 (July 10) entire from U.S.A., to Peru, manuscript ''From H. Sinclair care L Nelson Esq. Panama'' and ''Care of A. Barthurst Esq. Paita, Peru'', with oval ''Received & Forwarded/BY/DARRELL & BARCLAY/KINGSTON, JAMAICA'' type FAC4 and oval ''FORWARDED BY/ZACHRISSON, NELSON & Co./PANAMA'' on the reverse. A most unusual item involving four different forwarding agents in four different countries. Photo.
2536 | £1000
North Borneo: A collection in three albums, incl. 1922 Exhibition set postally used, 1950 to $10 used, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2864 £350
Spain: 1931 Montserrat Monastery set with airs and express letter stamp, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 713-25, cat. £1,700. Photo.
1702 | £95
Literature: Swaziland: ''Swaziland Philately to 1968: A Handbook Detailing the Postage Stamps and Their Forgeries, the Postmarks, the Postal Stationery, the Postal History and the Revenues of Swaziland to Independence in 1968'' ed. P. van der Molen (20123), hardbound with dust jacket and correction page, fine and scarce.
1979 | £1350
Egypt: Airmails: 1926 to 1953, a collection of control blocks in a stockbook, incl. 1926-29 27m. deep violet (2), 1931 Zeppelin set, 1933-38 set, 1933 Aviation set mint and used, 1953 King of Egypt Air set, etc. (few 100s)
2284 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1851 cover to New York, bearing a superb boxed ''FORWARDED BY/J.A. GARCIA DEL RIO/KINGSTON, JAMAICA'' type FAC5. Photo.
2537 | £190
Norway: 1849 to 2016, a mint and used collection in two albums. (few 100s)
2865 £120
Spain: 1938 Madrid Relief Fund 45c. + 2p. + 5p. and 1938 U.S. Constitution 1p. + 5p., mint, the latter with overall toning, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 841, 847, cat, £1,000. Photo.
1703 | £60
Literature: Transatlantic Mails: ''Understanding Transatlantic Mail'' Vol. 1 by R.F. Winter (2006), hardbound with dust wrapper, scarce limited edition, fine.
1980 | £3000
Egypt: Airmails: A collection of flown covers and cards in an album, incl. 1926 (Jan.) Cairo-Khartoum and return covers, 1931 Zeppelin 50m. on 27m. (4 on separate cards, one with ''1951'' error), set on cover and 100m. on 27m. (2 on separate covers), etc. (49 items)
2285 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Forwarding Agents: 1857 (Jan. 25) entire from Dominica to New Orleans, bearing circular ''STEAMSHIP/10'', ''KINGSTON/JAMAICA'' datestamp in red, with a fine oval ''DAVIDSON COLTHIRST & Co/FORWARDED BY/KINGSTON JAMAICA'' type FAC7 on the reverse, extremely rare. Photo.
2538 | £150
Nyasaland: 1895 no watermark 1d. to 5s. with local ''SPECIMEN'' handstamp (not guaranteed), 1896 to 2s.6d., 1903-04 1d., 2s.6d., 4s., 1908-11 1d., 1913-21 2d., 4s., also Tanganyika 1916 ''N.F.'' set of five (1s. blunt corner), all overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', slightly mixed condition.
2866 £150
Spain: 1950 Stamp Centenary set, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 1141-48, cat. £675. Photo.
1705 | £90
Literature: Universal Postal Union: ''Documents du Congrès Postal de Rome 1906'', two vols. containing stationery specimens, hardbound in full leather with slight damage to spines. Rare.
1981 £320
Egypt: Airmails: 1928 (Dec. 6) Cairo-Nairobi flight by J. E. Carberry, addressed to England. Rare, only 40 items flown. Photo.
2286 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Free Markings: 1849 (Sept. 20) printed form from the Post Office in Kingston, requesting payment of 12s. for an unpaid letter from Cuba, bearing a good strike of the unframed ''POST OFFICE BUSINESS/FREE'' type FR1, with Kingston datestamp on the reverse. Photo.
2539 | £780
Nyasaland: A mint collection on leaves, incl. 1891-95 selection to 2s.6d., 1895 1d. (3), 2d. (2), 4d. (2) and 6d. (2), 1896 values to 1s., 1897-1900 to 2s.6d. and 4s., 1903-04 to 4s., 1908-11 values to 4s., 1913-21 to 4s. (3) and 10s. (2), 1938-44 to 5s. (2), 10s. (2) and £1, 1945 and 1953-54 to 20s., etc., also some used, 1954 2s.6d. and 5s. booklets and a few unused B.C.A. postal stationery cards, mainly fine. (100s)
2868 £300
Sudan: 1931-37 Air 71/2p. imperf. colour trials (3) in deep blue and bright violet, deep blue and blue, and blackish green and turquoise-green, on ungummed watermarked paper, also 10m. plate proof of frame only and central vignette only in horizontal pairs, fine. Photo.
1706 | £90
Literature: United States of America: Selection of mainly local postal history interest in a carton, mostly hardbound and with dust jackets where issued, incl. ''California Town Postmarks 1849-1935'' Vols. I and II by J.H. Williams, ''Pennsylvania Postal History'' by Kay & Smith, etc., chiefly fine. (21 items)
1982 £880
Egypt: Airmails: 1933-38 Air 1m. to 200m. set, imperforate from the 'Royal Printings' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, fine. Photo.
2287 | £350
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1821 to 1864, a selection of covers, incl. 1821 (Oct. 8) cover to London bearing a good strike of type PD2, strikes of PD3 (2), etc., poor to good. (13 items)
2540 | £500
Nyasaland: A duplicated mint and used accumulation on stock pages, incl. range of early issues with shades, 1898 1d. imperf. used (4), K.G.V to 10s. mint and 5s. used, 1937 Coronation set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', K.G.VI to 5s. (4), 10s. (2) and £1 (2) mint and used, later to 1964, also Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1959-62 range to £1 mint & used, mixed condition. (100s)
2869 £350
Sudan: 1935 Air 15m. on 10m. black and carmine variety surcharge double, mint, slight gum crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 68a, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1707 | £65
Literature: United States of America: Mainly Maritime selection of five items, three hardbound with dust jackets, incl. ''North Atlantic Mail Sailings 1840-75'' by Hubbard & Winter (1988) and ''United States Incoming Steamship Mail 1847-1875'' by T. Wierenga, 2nd ed. (2000), chiefly fine.
1983 £240
Egypt: Airmails: 1941-46 Air 5m. to 30m. set from the 'Royal Printing' with ''Cancelled'' on reverse, all marginal, fine. Photo.
2288 £780
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1839 (Oct. 28) cover to Cuba, manuscript ''Paid 2/1'' rate mark in red, and bearing a superb strike of the 'Keyhole' datestamp in black, type PD4. Only one other strike is recorded. B.P.A. certificate (1980). Photo.
2542 | £160
Papua: A collection on leaves, incl. 1929-30 Air 3d. Harrison printing in a mint block of four, 1930 Air 6d. Harrison printing in a mint block of nine, centre stamp with ''POSTACE'' variety, etc., mixed condition. (166)
2870 £450
Sudan: 1935 Air 21/2p. on 5m. black and green, variety surcharge inverted, mint, fine. B.P.A. certificate (undated). S.G. 70c, cat. £1,000. Photo.
1708 | £70
Literature: United States of America: Varied selection in a carton, mainly hardbound, incl. ''The Forwarding of Mail by the US Post Office Department 1792-2001'' by A.S. Wawrnkiewicz, ''The Grinnell Hawaiian Missionary Stamps: The Investigation of the Grinnell Hawaiian Missionaries by the Expert Committee of the Royal Philatelic Society London'' by Pearson & Hellrigl (scarce hardbound edition), etc. (approx. 30 items)
1984 £55
Egypt: British Forces in Egypt: 1932 ''POSTAL SEAL'' 1p. deep blue and red imperf. plate proof vertical pair, fine with full gum. S.G. A1 P. Photo.
2289 £270
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1841 (Nov. 25) entire from Morant to London, endorsed, a strike of the Morant Bay ''PAID'' in magenta (ink reinforced) type PD11 with matching ink ''4'' rate mark, with ''MORANT BAY'' datestamp type P2a on the reverse, rare, (later than recorded by Foster). Photo.
2543 | £190
Papua New Guinea: A comprehensive collection in two folders, on leaves and loose, incl. 1952-58 set on f.d.c., presentation packs, f.d.c's, Booklets with 1970 (Jan.) 50c. (no gum), Frama labels, Stamp Duty, also some literature, etc. (many 100s)
2871 £380
Sudan: 1935 Air trial surcharges from proof sheets, 15m. on 10m. in red (collector's handstamps on gum), 21/2pi. on 3m. in green, 21/2pi. on 5m. in green and 71/2pi. on 41/2pi. in red (collector's marks on gum), mainly fine with gum. Cat. £1,050, See notes below S.G. 73. Photo.
1709 | £45
Literature: United States of America: ''Vessel-Named Markings on United States Inland and Ocean Waterways 1810-1890'' by J.W. Milgram, hardbound with slipcase, published by the Collectors Club of Chicago (1984), fine.
1985 £1150
Egypt: British Forces in Egypt: 1935 Silver Jubilee 1p. unmounted mint block of four, fine. S.G. A10, cat. £1,300. Photo.
2290 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1843 (June 15) entire from Morant to Scotland, endorsed ''Paid throughout'', a fine strike of the Morant Bay ''PAID'' in magenta type PD11 (overstruck by Jamaica Paid datestamp) with matching ink ''1/4'' rate mark, with ''MORANT BAY'' datestamp type P2a on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2546 £800
Portugal: 1853 5r., 25r., 50r. and 100r. used, each with four margins, the 25r. with staining, otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
2872 £350
Sudan: 1938 Airs, the scarce perf. 111/2 x 121/2 3pi. on 31/2pi., unmounted mint from the top left corner of the sheet, slightly toned gum otherwise very fine. S.G. 75a, cat. £750. Photo.
1710 | £25
Literature: United States of America: General selection, mainly hardbound, in a carton incl. ''The Private Local Posts of The United States'' by Patton, ''The United States Stamp 1847-1869: The Ryohei Ishikawa Collection'' with signed dedication to R.A.G. Lee, etc. (18 items)
1986 | £1050
Egypt: British Forces in Egypt: A selection, incl. 1932-35 3m. black on azure unmounted mint block of four, also single used on cover, 3m. brown-lake used on cover, 1935 Silver Jubilee 1p. two used on separate covers, 1935 Christmas 1p. used on cover, etc. (76 stamps, 74 covers)
2291 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1843 (June 15) entire from Morant to London, endorsed, a fine strike of the Morant Bay ''PAID'' in magenta type PD11 with matching ink ''4'' rate mark, with ''MORANT BAY'' datestamp type P2a on the reverse, rare. Photo.
2550 | £400
The Rhodesias: A mint and used accumulation in a stockbook, incl. Southern Rhodesia 1924-29 to 5s. used, 1931-37 to 2s. used, 1937 to 5s. mint and used, 1953 to £1 mint, Northern Rhodesia 1938-52 to 20s. mint and 5s. used, 1946 Victory set perforated ''SPECIMEN'', 1948 Silver Wedding 20s. mint, 1953 to 20s. mint, Rhodesia & Nyasaland 1954-46 to £1 mint and used (2), 1/2d. and 1d. imperf. proof pairs with security holes, range of commemorative sets and multiples, etc., much duplication, mainly fine. (100s)
2873 £320
Sudan: 1938 Airs, the scarce perf. 111/2 x 121/2 3pi. on 71/2pi., unmounted mint from the top left corner of the sheet, slightly toned gum otherwise very fine. S.G. 76b, cat. £750. Photo.
1711 | £90
Literature: United States of America: Selection of mainly Confederate States interest in a carton incl. ''The Catalogue of Union Civil War Patriotic Covers'' by Weiss, ''The George Walcott Collection of Used Civil War Patriotic Covers'' (1934) hardbound, with p/r. (15 items)
1987 | £230
Falkland Islands Dependencies: A K.G.VI to Q.E.II accumulation in a binder, incl. K.G.VI overprinted sets, 1948 Thin Map set mint, 1954-62 to £1 mint, South Georgia 1954-62 to both £1 mint, 1971-76 to 50p. on 10s. (4) mint, varieties with 1982 Rebuilding Fund £1 + £1 watermark sideways inverted unmounted mint, etc., slightly mixed condition, also a small selection of Falkland Islands unmounted mint Q.E.II watermark varieties incl. 1981 Royal Wedding 10p. and 13p. inverted and 1982 Rebuilding £1 + £1 sideways inverted. (100s)
2292 £270
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1848 (Aug. 21) cover from Montego Bay to Spanish Town, bearing a fine strike of the rare circular framed ''PAID/8D'' of Montego Bay in red type PD14, with Montego Bay and Spanish Town datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2552 £190
Rhodesia: 1892-93 6d. and 1892 4d. on 6d., both with ''IMPL INST'' perfin, with gum, the first with a few short perfs., otherwise fine. Believed to originate from single Specimen sets of the 1892 set to £10 and 1892 surcharges held in the archives of the Imperial Institute, London. Photo.
2874 £350
Sudan: 1938 Airs, the scarce perf. 111/2 x 121/2 5pi. on 10pi., unmounted mint from the top left corner of the sheet, slightly toned gum otherwise very fine. S.G. 77b, cat. £750. Photo.
1712 | £70
Literature: United States of America: Wells Fargo, selection of twelve items in a carton, hardbound or softbound, incl. ''The Handstamps of Wells, Fargo & Co 1852-1895'' by J.F. Leutzinger, ''Nevada Express'' by J. Gamett, and H.R. Harmer Dale Lichtenstein collection sale 23 (Western Express Companies).
1989 £250
France: 1876-85 type II 10c. green, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 231, cat. £1,500. Photo.
2293 £720
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1852 (July 5) entire from Montego Bay to the Spanish Consul in Kingston, bearing a fine strike of the exceedingly rare circular framed ''PAID/1/4D'' of Montego Bay in red, unrecorded by Foster, possibly unique, bearing Montego Bay and Spanish Kingston datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2553 £270
Rhodesia: 1892-93 £1 imperf. plate proof in blue on ungummed paper, fine. Photo.
2875 £140
Sudan: 1938 (July) Air 5p. on 21/2p. trial printing, mint, slightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. cat. £400. Photo.
1713 | £35
Literature: United States of America: Mixed selection, mainly hardbound, in a carton incl. ''The Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail of 1894'' by L.B. Cooper. (approx. 25 items)
1991 | £150
France: A group of Mouchon types comprising 1900-24 10c. to 30c. with figures of value inserted at later printing, and 1902 10c. to 30c., unmounted mint, slightly mixed condition. (12)
2294 £150
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: 1853 (Apr. 4) cover from Montego Bay to Kingston, bearing a good strike of the rare circular framed ''PAID/8D'' of Montego Bay in red type PD14, with Montego Bay and Kingston datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2555 £300
Rhodesia: 1892-93 £2 horizontal strip of three with margin at right, mint with slightly disturbed gum, the left-hand stamp with a few short perfs. at top otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 11, cat. £1,650+. Photo.
2876 £80
Sudan: 1940-41 41/2p. on 5m. and 41/2p. on 8p., and 1941 to 20p. (vertical gum bend), mainly fine unmounted mint. S.G. 79-95, cat. £415. Photo.
1714 | £160
Literature: West Africa: Selection of hardbound and sofbound books and monographs incl. ''Sierra Leone'', ''Gold Coast'' and ''Nigeria'', by E. Proud, ''Saint Helena'', by E. Hibbert, ''British West Africa Packets to 1900'' by C. Tabeart, ''West Africa at the British Library'' by Watson & Powell, etc. (approx. 40 items)
1992 £140
France: 1900-06 40c. to 5f., unmounted mint, slightly mixed condition. S.G. 303-08. Photo.
2295 £90
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Paid Markings: Undated cover (flap missing) from Montego Bay to Spanish Town, manuscript ''Money Letter'', bearing a good strike of the rare circular framed ''PAID/8D'' of Montego Bay in red type PD14, with faint Montego Bay datestamp on the reverse. Photo.
2557 £160
Rhodesia: 1892-93 issue, a mint or unused selection with values to 10s. and £1, slightly mixed condition. Photo. (26)
2877 | £230
Sudan: A collection on stockpages, incl. 1896 set used, range of Camel Postmen, 1935 General Gordon set mint, 1941 10p. mint, 1951-61 to 50p. mint, range of Officials with 1936-46 and 1948 sets, Army Service stamps, etc., slightly mixed condition. (100s)
1716 | £40
Literature: Auction Catalogues: Bolaffi International auction records, hardbound from 1970 to 2005 less 1991, mainly fine. (15 vols.)
1993 £150
France: 1900-06 2f. deep lilac and blue, mint, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 307, cat. £1,100. Photo.
2296 £90
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: To Pay Handstamps: 1846 (Nov. 30) entire from Kingston to May Hill, bearing a fine strike of the handstruck ''6'' type TP1, with Kingston datestamp on the reverse. Photo.
2558 £270
Rhodesia: 1892-93 issue, a mainly used selection with values to 10s. (3), £1 (4), £2 (2, one with remainder cancellation and R.P.S. certificate), and £10, mixed condition. Photo. (51)
2878 | £230
Sudan: A mint and used collection on leaves, incl. 1897 set used, range of Camel Postmen, 1935 General Gordon set mint, 1941 to 20p. mint and used, range of Officials, telegraph stamps, etc., mainly fine. (100s)
1717 | £35
Literature: Auction Catalogues: Sothebys, ''The Philatelic Collection formed by Sir Gawaine Baillie, Bt'', Vols. I-XI (2004-2007), softbound set, fine.
1994 £100
France: 1903 Sower 10c. to 30c., unmounted mint, some with lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 314-319, cat. £652. Photo.
2297 £90
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: To Pay Handstamps: 1847 (Feb. 4) entire from Kingston to May Hill, bearing a fine strike of the handstruck ''6'' type TP1, with Kingston datestamp on the reverse. Photo.
2559 | £150
Rhodesia: 1892-94 Arms issue, 1/2d. (4), 3d. (2), 4d. (2), 8d. (4), 3s. (2) and 4s. mint, also values to 4s. perforated ''SPECIMEN'' without gum, mainly fine. (23)
2879 | £140
Sudan: A mint selection of Airmail issues on leaves, incl. 1931-37 perf. 14 set and perf 111/2 x 121/2 10m. to 5p. all in blocks of four, 1950 set and Official set in blocks of four, etc. (176)
1720 | £55
Literature: Auction Catalogues: All World selection of hardbound auction catalogues, incl. Afinsa ''Masterpieces of French Philately'', ''Portugal Classics - Angelo Limo collection'', ''Gems of Spanish Philately'', Feldman ''The Lady Hope Collection of Cape of Good Hope'', John Fox ''Evolution of World Posts'' by Meroni, and Shreves ''The William H. Gross Collection of Great Britain'' Vols. 1 and 2.
1995 £200
France: 1916-19 40c. to 1f., 1920-26 60c., 2f., 1925-32 both 3f., 10f. and 20f., unmounted mint, some with lightly toned gum, otherwise mainly fine. Photo.
2298 £80
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: To Pay Handstamps: 1849 (Jan. 23) entire to London, bearing a fine strike of the handstruck ''1s/-'' type TP2, with Kingston and London datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2560 £450
Rhodesia: 1892-94 Arms issue, a selection in upper marginal blocks of four, comprising 1/2d. (6), 2s. (8), 3d. (3), 4d. (6), 8d. (3), 3s. (2) and 4s., each with pencil date in margin, mainly fine without gum. Photo.
2880 £210
Sudan: 1884 to 1897, a small selection of covers (4) and cards, incl. 1884 (Dec. 6) envelope franked by Egypt 1884 20pa. on 5pi. tied by Wadi Halfa c.d.s. (one stamp removed), addressed to England then readdressed to Bechuanaland, 1896 (Oct.) soldier's envelope to Scotland, with boxed ''T'' and ''5d/F.B.'' and Wadi Halfa Camp c.d.s., etc.
1721 | £25
Literature: Auction Catalogues: Various, an extensive accumulation of U.S.A. sale cataloguesin five cartons incl. Christies, Siegel with ''The Honolulu Advertiser Collection, The Stamps and Postal History of Hawaii'' (3 vols. casebound), ''The David Golden Collection of US Carriers & Locals'', Parts 1-3, Spink with ''The Floyd Risvold Collection'' (3 vols. casebound), etc.
1996 £500
France: 1917-19 War Orphans Fund 2c. + 3c. to 5f. + 5f. set unmounted mint, the 1f. + 1f. with crease and toned gum, otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 370-377, cat. £3,500. Photo.
2299 £90
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: To Pay Handstamps: 1849 (June 11) entire from Kingston to Falmouth, bearing a fine strike of the handstruck ''6'' type TP1, and two strikes of the Falmouth datestamps type P4. Photo.
2561 | £200
Rhodesia: 1892-94, a mint and used selection on leaves, incl. 3d. lower marginal imprint block of eight unmounted mint, 8d. overprinted ''Specimen'', 3s. unused and used (2), 4s. mint (2) and used (2), etc., slightly mixed condition. (81)
2881 £380
Sudan: 1885 (Mar. 9) envelope to London, bearing Egypt 1pi. tied by Souakin c.d.s., readdressed to Woolwich with G.B. 1881 1d., with original four page letter from a Lt. W.M. Inglis to his brother. Photo.
1722 | £35
Literature: Auction Catalogues: All World selection of softbound auction catalogues in two cartons, some G.B. catalogues unbound, a good range of reference incl. some ''Sir Gawaine Baillie'' sales, etc.
1998 £180
France: 1923 Bordeaux Congress 1f. lake and yellow-green, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 400e, cat. £650. Photo.
2301 £80
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: To Pay Handstamps: 1853 (Aug. 26) entire to London, bearing a fine strike of the handstruck ''1s/-'' type TP2, with Kingston and London datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2562 £1500
Rhodesia: Surcharge trials on Sarawak 1895 proofs carried out for the British South Africa Co., comprising 1895 2c. complete imperf. proof sheet of sixty in red and 2c. complete perf. proof sheet of sixty in green, both with gum, the red sheet with adhesions on the reverse and both with heavy hinging, otherwise fine and scarce. Photo.
2882 £120
Sudan: 1896 (July 4) stampless envelope to London, endorsed ''Field Service No stamps obtainable'' signed by the O.C. at Ambigol River, with ''WADI-HALFA/CAMP'' c.d.s., boxed ''T'', handstruck ''21/2d/F.B.'', small cover faults. Photo.
1724 | £85
Literature: Journals: ''Cameo'', journal of the West Africa Study Circle, a run from issue nos. 1 (Jan. 1975) to 97 (Jan. 2016), unchecked.
2002 £300
France: 1927 Berthelot Birth Centenary, Visit of American Legion and Sinking Fund, the three sets of six values affixed to ledger page, each stamp tied by large red double circle ''POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES *MADAGASCAR* COLLECTION DE BERNE'' handstamp, released from the Madagascar archives of Posts and Telegraphs. S.G. 457-62. Photo.
2302 £120
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Accountancy Marks: 1871 stampless envelope to Le Havre, bearing ''GB/2F'' accountancy mark and handstruck ''19'', with Kingston, London, Paris-Le Havre and Le Havre datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2563 £230
Rhodesia: 1896-97 Die I, imperf. proofs of Coat of Arms vignette plate in mauve (2), chocolate (2 singles and a pair) and chestnut (single and a pair) on gummed paper, slightly mixed condition. (7) Photo.
2883 £230
Sudan: 1898 (May) tatty unpaid envelope from an Egyptian soldier to Cairo, showing Berber c.d.s., and bisected 1889-1907 2m. with normal 2m. tied by Suez c.d.s's, with Wadi Halfa and Cairo transit and receiving marks on reverse, also small piece with bisected 2m. and normal 2m. Photo.
1728 | £35
Literature: Journals: ''Forces Postal History Society Journal'' nos. 21-110 in nine hardbound vols. incl. index, also a good selection of the ''Postal History Society Journal'', ''The Philatelist'' & ''PJGB'', ''Postal History International'', ''Postscript '' and a complete run of the Murray Payne newsletter, contained in two cartons.
2003 £260
France: 1929 Le Havre Philatelic Exhibition 2f., fine unmounted mint from the right of the sheet. S.G. 470, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2304 £300
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Too Late: 1834 (Sept. 19) entire from New Hall to Scotland, with manuscript ''2/2'' crossed out and ''2/6'' added, unframed ''TOO LATE'' (slightly different from type TL3), also red boxed ''PACKET LETTER'', with Kingston and London datestamps on the reverse. Photo.
2566 £150
Rhodesia: 1896-97 Die II 4d. (4), 2s. (2), 2s.6d. (marginal pair and three singles), 4s., 5s. (single and two blocks of four) and 10s. (single and lower marginal block of four), and 1897 3d. (single, pair and block of four), all overprinted diagonal ''Specimen'', with gum, mixed condition. Photo. (33)
2884 | £550
Sudan: Airmails, 1931 to 1955, a collection of flown covers in an album, incl. 1931 (Mar.) first flights with a range of stages, 1935 (Nov. 30) Khartoum-Massawa, also Khartoum-Djibouti, 1935 (Dec. 15) Khartoum-British Somaliland, etc. (47 items)
1730 | £40
Literature: ''OPUS'', annual journal of the Académie Européenne de Philatélie, vols. 8 to 15, mainly in French but also including articles in other languages, softbound, minor faults but an Important publication. (8 vols.)
2004 £290
France: 1929-33 perf. 11 20f. bright red-brown, a fine mint and a fine used example. S.G. 475a, cat. £1,900. Photo.
2305 £250
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Too Late: 1874 (Jan. 13) envelope (faults) from Ocho Rios to Spanish Town, endorsed at top ''Very urgent'', Spanish Town c.d.s. at left, and with a good strike of the scarce double circular ''TOO LATE'' type TL5 below. Ex Mahfood. Photo.
2567 | £150
Rhodesia: 1896-97 Die II, a selection on leaves incl. 1/2d. (4 singles, 2 blocks of four and block of six), 1d. (3 singles, pair, 2 blocks of four, blocks of six and nine), 2d. (3), 4d. (6 singles, corner pair, strip of three and block of four), 6d. (4 singles and block of four), 2s. (2), 2s.6d. (2), 5s. (3) and £1 mint, etc., slightly mixed condition. (105)
2885 £170
Sudan: 1935 envelope to Scotland franked 21/2pi. on 3m. and bearing scarce ''AIR MIAL'' etiquette error, backstamped Khartoum Air Mail c.d.s., redirected to Ireland. Photo.
1731 £200
Literature: Journals: ''Journal of The Philatelic Literature Society'' Vol. I , no. 1 (faults), Vol. II nos. 3, 4, Vol. IV no. 2, Vol. VI no. 3 (missing cover), Vol. VIII no. 4, Vol. IX nos. 1-4, Vol. X nos. 1-4, Vol. XI nos. 1-4, most in good condition, also four duplicate issues. A very scarce and iconic publication. (21 items). Photo.
2005 £320
France: 1936 Air 85c. to 50f. and 1936 South America Flight set, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 534-40, 553, 554, cat. £1,826. Photo.
2306 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Unclaimed: 1843 large part cover from London to Kingston, bearing a good strike of the straight line ''UNCLAIMED'' in red type UN1, very rare. Photo.
2569 £110
Rhodesia: 1896 Matabele Provisionals 3d. on 5s. mint (2, one with R.P.S. certificate) and used (2), mint stamps fine, the used heavily cancelled, also a forged overprint example used and 1892 4d. on 6d. with dubious cancellation and 8d. on 1s. with pink B.P.A. certificate. Photo.
2886 | £85
Sudan: A selection of cancellations in a stockbook, incl. a range of T.P.O's, etc. (few 100s)
1736 | £150
Literature: Various: A philatelic library in two cartons with maritime interest incl. ''Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam'' by C. Hocking, ''Steam and the North Atlantic Mails'' by J.C. Arnell, ''North Atlantic Mail Sailings'' by Hubbard & Winter, ''Maritime Disaster Mail'' by Hoggarth & Gwynn, also ''Jamaica'' by Foster, etc.
2006 £300
France: 1936 Air 50f. emerald-green, fine unmounted mint. S.G. 540, cat. £1,300. Photo.
2307 £600
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Unpaid: 1844 (Jan. 8) entire from Kingston to Scotland, bearing ''JAMAICA/PAID'' datestamp type PD5 and a fine strike of the very rare ''MORE-TO-PAY'' type D1, with manuscript ''10d'' both in red. Only two examples in red are recorded. Photo.
2570 £120
Rhodesia: 1896 Cape of Good Hope Overprints, selection comprising 1/2d. (6), 1d. (4), 2d. (3), 3d. (2), 4d. (4), 6d. (2) and 1s. (2) mint, also 1d. to 5d. and 6d. used (2, one with neat central Bulawayo c.d.s.), mainly fine. Photo.
2887 | £230
Swaziland: A collection on stock pages, incl. 1889-90 5s. mint, 1933 and 1938-54 to 10s. mint, 1956 to £1 mint, 1961 1r. on 10s. types I, II and III mint, 2r. on £1 type II at bottom mint, postage dues, 1913 Revenue 1d. used, etc., slightly mixed condition. (165)
1737 | £75
Literature: Various: A mixed balance of hardbound and softbound items with some minor duplication in four cartons, incl. ''The De La Rue History of British and Foreign Postage Stamps 1855-1901'' by J. Easton; ''GB Used Abroad: Cancellations and Markings'' by J. Parmenter, mainly good condition. (approx. 50 items)
2008 | £1650
France: A comprehensive collection from 1900 to 2000 in five Lighthouse albums and a stockbook, incl. 1917-19 War Orphans mint to 50c. + 50c. mint and 1f. + 1f. used, 1922 War Orphans set, 1923 Bordeaux Exhibition 1f., 1925 Paris Exhibition miniature sheet, 1927 Strasbourg miniature sheet, 1929 Le Havre 2f., 1929-33 20f. (2 perf. 131/2 and perf. 13), Sinking Fund issues, 1936 South Atlantic 10f. (unmounted), 1937 Exhibition miniature sheet, 1947 U.P.U. 500f. block of four, 1954 Air set, Relief Fund sets, virtually complete range of later issues, Postage dues, etc., varied condition. (1,000s)
2308 £620
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Unpaid: 1851 cover to New York, sent by private ship and the two line ''JAMAICA/SHIP LETTER'' type SL5, then stamped with ''RETURNED/FOR (1/- in manuscript)/POSTAGE'' in red and returned to sender for the fee, reposted and the type SL5 is deleted and ''CIRCULAR ''KINGSTON JAMAICA/PAID'' datestamp added. Sent via St. Thomas with circular framed ''10'' and two line ''STEAM/SHIP'', with St. Thomas and Kingston datestamps on the reverse. Illustrated in Foster, page 123. Ex Topaz. Photo.
2574 £95
Rhodesia: 1898-1908 1d. red in a right marginal horizontal pair variety imperforate vertically, mint, minor crease, otherwise fine. S.G. 78a, cat. £400. Photo.
2888 £350
Sweden: A mainly used selection, incl. 1855-58 6sk. grey, 8sk. yellow (split at top) and 24sk. vermilion, 1858-72 to 50ö (2), 1916 Clothing Fund sets, etc., varied condition. (187). Photo.
1738 | £60
Literature: Various: A collection of general philatelic works and journals in a carton incl. ''The De La Rue History of British & Foreign Postage Stamps'' by J. Easton (1958 first edition), ''The House that Thomas Built: The Story of De La Rue'' by L. Houseman, ''London Philatelist'' Vol. 1 (1892, fine contemporary binding in red leather), ''Harrod's Royal Dispatch of Great Britain and Ireland'' (1901), ''The Stamp King'' by Beauregard & Gorsse (1899 first edition), ''Fundamentals of Philately'' by L.N. & M. Williams, etc., mainly fine.
2009 | £1350
France: A collection in a Davo album, incl. 1849-52 1f. used, 1852-53 10c. used, 1869 5f. used, later mint with 1900-06 2f., 1922 War Orphans set, 1925 Paris miniature sheet, 1926-27 War Orphans set, Sinking Fund issues complete, 1929-33 20f. perf. 13, 1936 South Atlantic 10f., 1937 PEXIP miniature sheet, good range of later issues to 1976, Airs with 1927 set, 1936 50f. ultramarine on rose, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
2309 £980
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Unpaid: 1852 (Jan. 30) entire from New York to Vera Cruz, manuscript ''35'', New York, Kingston Paid and oval ''BRITISH/25'' all in red, also two line ''No/Detained for Postage'' with manuscript ''1/4'', type D2, believed to be the only example recorded, and with red oval ''VOIGTS & JEANRENAUD/NEW ORLEANS'' forwarding agent's cachet on the reverse. Ex Risvold and Surtees. Photo.
2575 | £350
Rhodesia: 1898-1908 issue, a selection on leaves, incl. values to 5s. (2), 7s.6d. (2), 10s. (block of four), £1 (2), £2 (2) mint, and to £2 used, wide range of shades, a few possibly regummed, slightly mixed condition. (100s)
2891 | £320
Switzerland: 1900 to 1930 a mainly used collection in two albums, incl. 1900 U.P.U. study, 1908-40 25c. tête-bêche pairs (2), 1908-33 5c. green type 18b tête-bêche pair, 1914-33 15c. purple on buff tête-bêche pair, 1924-40 1f.50 on chalk-surfaced paper smooth gum c.t.o., 1945 PAX set, etc. (few 100s)
1739 | £60
Literature: Various: A selection of hardbound publications by the Royal Philatelic Society London, comprising ''Introduction to the Large Hermes Heads of Greece 1861-1886'' by Mattheos, ''The 1836 Anglo-French Postal Convention'' by Lewis, ''The World's First Postage Stamp'' by Holyoake and ''Line Engraved Security Printing: The Methods of Perkins Bacon, 1790-1935'' by Granzow, each with dust jacket, fine.
2010 | £820
France: A mainly used collection from 1849 to 1900 on leaves, incl. 1849-52 1f. (signed Senf, thin spots), 1852-53 10c. yellow-bistre, 1869 5f. (2), 1870-71 Bordeaux 5c. (2) and 80c. unused, used to 80c., Peace and Commerce with 1876-85 type I 1c., 2c., 1877-90 to 5f. (3), etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2310 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Instructional Marks: Unpaid: 1854 (June 20) entire from Kingston to Madeira, bearing Kingston Paid, London Paid, Ship Letter London, also unframed ''RETURNED/FOR/POSTAGE'' all in red, manuscript ''1/4'', fine. Photo.
2576 £380
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls issue, Specimen stamps, Set of six with additional 1d., 2½d., 1s. (2), 2s.6d. (3) and 5s. (2) all overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, some imperfections. (14)
2892 £280
Tahiti: 1845 (Feb. 3) entire to the London Missionary Society, showing unframed oval ''PAID SHIP LETTER/CROWN/SYDNEY'' datestamp, ''3'' and ''8'' rate marks, and with receiving mark on the reverse. Photo.
1740 | £50
Literature: Various: General selection in a carton incl. ''The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps'' Vols. I (Europe), II (Africa), III (Asia), ''Handstruck Stamps of the Empire'', ''The Postage Stamps of Great Britain'' etc. by R. Lowe, also ''Madame Joseph Forged Postmarks'' by Worboys & West (1994), ''The Forged Stamps of All Countries'' by Dorn, etc.
2012 £240
France: Postage Dues: 1893-1941 1f. rose on straw on ordinary paper, fine unmounted mint. S.G. D308, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2311 | £90
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Internal Postal Rates: 1839 (July 8) entire to London, showing inland postage of ''71/2'' paid with a good strike of the circular ''MANCHIONEAL'' datestamp (type P2a); 1841 (Aug. 5) entire to Scotland showing inland postage ''8d.'' paid with ''MONTEGO BAY'' datestamp (type P2a). (2 items)
2577 £230
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls, Specimen stamps, set of six overprinted or perforated ''SPECIMEN'' with additional 5d. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', with gum, mainly fine. (7) S.G. 94s-99s, 96sa, cat. £595. Photo.
2893 | £80
Togo: British Administration: A mainly mint selection on a stock page, incl. 1915 and 1916-20 to 20s., also a few German Togo, slightly mixed condition. (56)
1742 | £40
Literature: Various: Three hardbound publications by the Club de Monte Carlo, comprising ''The Belgium Maritme Mail'' by Delbeke, ''Postal History of the Lado Enclave'' by Maselis & Schouberechts, RPSL exhibition 2011 at Monaco, each with dust jacket, fine.
2014 | £420
French Colonies: A selection of covers and cards, incl. French Congo 1930 (Mar. 21) attempted flight from Brazzaville-Paris flown cover, Ivory Coast 1894 25c. General Issues stationery lettercard, used to Senegal, 1924 printed envelope to France, franked by 1913-16 20c tied by octagonal ''SERVICE EN LAGUNES'' datestamp, New Caledonia, Tunisia, etc. (68 items)
2313 £290
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Kingston Datestamps: 11805 (Nov. 9) entire to London, with manuscript ''2/-'' rate mark, with type F1 fleuron and a fair strike of the extremely rare curved ''KINGSTON/23 DEC/1805'' type K1 on the reverse, very few recorded. Photo.
2578 £100
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls 1d. complete unmounted mint sheet of 25, some creasing, otherwise fine. S.G. 94, cat. £225+. Photo.
2898 | £120
Tonga: A selection on stock pages, incl. 1892 to 1s. unused, 1897 values to 2s. mint, 1923-24 surcharge set mint, Officials with 1893 set mint, etc., later to 1960s, slightly mixed condition. (133)
1743 | £55
Literature: Various: A mixed selection in one carton incl. ''The Postal History and Stamps of Bermuda'' by M. Ludington, ''Cyprus'' and ''Hong Kong'' by E. Proud, ''The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps'' Vols. I (Europe), II (Africa), III (Asia) and V (North America) by R. Lowe, auction catalogues, etc., mainly fine.
2016 £90
French Colonies: French Guiana: 1915 Red Cross 10c. + 5c., strip of three affixed to ledger page, each tied by large red double circle ''POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES *MADAGASCAR* COLLECTION DE BERNE'' handstamp, released from the Madagascar archives of Posts and Telegraphs. S.G. 81. Photo.
2314 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Kingston Datestamps: 1808 (Mar. 5) entire to Scotland, with manuscript ''2/-'' and ''2/6'' rate marks, showing type F1 fleuron and a fair strike of the extremely rare curved ''KINGSTON/5 MAR/1808'' type K1 on the reverse, very few recorded. Photo.
2579 £820
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls 1d. to 5s. set individually cancelled on 1905 (Nov. 21) registered cover from Victoria to Lorraine with Cape Town transit and Metz arrival on reverse. S.G. 94-99. Photo.
2899 £500
Tonga: 1895 (May 22) 1d. on 2d., 11/2d. on 2d. and 21/2d. on 2d. used on 1895 (May 22, earliest known date of use) envelope to New Zealand, tied by Haapai duplexes, faint trace of toning around perfs., otherwise fine and rare. S.G. 25-27. Photo.
1744 | £35
Literature: Various: A selection of five publications comprising ''Atlantic Mails'' by Arnell, hardbound with dust jacket (faults), Salles Vol. I (original), Vols. IV and V (Bendon reprints), and ''Die Umgestaltung des deutschen Postwesens zwischen der Französischen Revolution (1792) und dem Wiener Kongress (1814/15)'' by Diederichs.
2017 £450
French Colonies: French Somali Coast: 1894-1902 25f., fine unmounted mint. S.G. 104, cat. £1,200.
2315 | £650
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Early Kingston Datestamps: 1824 to 1864, a collection of covers, incl. a good range of datestamps with type K5 (3), range of rate marks, etc. (64 items)
2580 £260
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls 21/2d., a complete unmounted mint sheet of 25, fine. S.G. 95, cat. £475. Photo.
2902 | £700
Trinidad: A collection of mainly Britannia types on leaves, incl. 1859 4d. unused, 6d. used (2), 1s. unused, 1859 pin perf. 131/2-14 1s. used, 1860 6d. used (2), 1861 1s. used (4), 1869 5s. mint and used (2), etc., varied condition. (221)
1745 £300
Abu Dhabi: 1971 5f. on 50f., an unmounted mint block of ten from the base of the sheet with De La Rue imprint, and single used on locally addressed plain f.d.c., fine. Photo.
2018 £350
French Colonies: French Somali Coast: 1894-1902 50f., fine unmounted mint. S.G. 105, cat. £850. Photo.
2316 £820
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Alexandria: 1826 (July 21) entire to Kingston, with a good strike of the extremely rare ''ALEXANDRIA'' type T4 (Potter only records two examples) on the reverse, fine. Photo.
2581 £120
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls, 21/2d. on 1905 (Sept. 16) two covers from Bulawayo to London or Ireland (readdressed from Belfast to Newcastle), also (Sept. 15) p.p.c. to Ireland (similarly readdressed) franked 1d., some minor toning. (3 items) Photo.
2904 £80
Trinidad: 1874 (Sept. 8) entire letter from Marseilles to Venezuela bearing France 19871-75 30c. pair and 40c. tied ''2240'' cancellations, Marseilles c.d.s. and ''Paid'' in red, with framed ''P.D.'' in black and ''P.P.'' in red alongside, ''FORWARDED BY/N.HARRIMAN & CS/TRINIDAD.W.I.'' handstamp on reverse, fine. Ex Marriott. Photo.
1746 | £800
Abu Dhabi: A collection in an album, incl. 1964 to 10r. mint and used, 1966 surcharges to 1d. on 10r. unmounted mint, 1967-69 to 1d. unmounted mint (top value with gum wrinkle), 15f. surcharged ''25'' in Arabic numerals unmounted mint single and f.d.c., 1970-71 to 1d. unmounted mint, 1972 Provisionals to 1d. unmounted mint, etc., also U.A.E. 1973 set used, range of covers (24), mainly fine. (154)
2020 £260
French Colonies: Nossi-Be: 1889 Small Figures 5c. on 10c. used on piece and 5c. on 20c. used, fine. S.G. 1, 2, cat. £2,900. Photo.
2317 £380
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Blue Mountain: 1786 (June 15) entire from the Post Office, endorsed ''Blue Mountain P.O./Will. Sutherland'' (Post Master) to Kingston, extremely rare. Only one other example recorded. Photo.
2582 £320
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls 5d. pair used on cover to England cancelled ''BRITISH ASSOCIATION/VICTORIA FALLS/SEP 13 1905'' c.d.s., readdressed from Kendal to Edinburgh with Carlisle-Edinburgh Sorting Tender transit. Photo.
2905 £60
Trinidad: Maritime Mail: 1881 (July 6) envelope to Paris bearing 1876 perf. 14 4d. tied by double ring Trinidad c.d.s., ''TRINITE/PAQ.FR. C NO.1'' in red alongside (partially covered by a second strike of the cancellation) and Paris arrival on reverse. Ex Marriott. Photo.
1751 £450
Antigua: Great Britain Used In Antigua: 1858 2d. blue plate 9 SH, fine used with ''A 02'' in barred oval. S.G. Z3, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2022 £380
French Colonies: Reunion: 1937 Pioneer Flight 50c., unmounted mint block of four from the left of the sheet, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 174a, cat. £1,500+. Photo.
2318 £250
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Dry Harbour: 1820 (June 8) entire to Scotland, bearing type F5b fleuron and two line ''DRY-HARBOUR/JA'' on the reverse. Photo.
2583 | £800
Rhodesia: 1905 Falls, a selection on leaves and stock cards, comprising 1d. mint (52), used (19), 21/2d. mint (29), used (22), 5d. mint (52), used (24), 1s. mint (12), used (7), 2s.6d. mint (7), used (4), 5s. mint (4) and used (8), incl. a few multiples and a study of the plating of the 5d. with pamphlet, mixed condition. (100s)
2906 | £210
Trinidad: A collection on leaves, incl. 1896-1905 set mint, 1901-06 5s. mint marginal pair, 1904-07 £1 mint, Officials, etc. (182)
1752 £140
Antigua: 1884-87 Watermark Crown CA 4d. chestnut showing top left triangle detached [R. 3/3], mint, fine. S.G. 28a, cat. £350. Photo.
2023 | £500
French Colonies: Togo: 1914 type I 05 on 3pf. used on piece, type II 10 on 5f. used on piece, 40pf. mint, 80f. used, 1915 5pf. used (2, one on piece), 10pf. used, 20f. used on piece, mainly fine. (6)
2319 £400
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Duncans: 1792 (May 15) entire from Trelawny to Scotland, endorsed ''Paid 71/2'', with ''1/-'' deleted and ''1/7'' added, with straight line ''IAMAICA'' and a fair strike of the extremely rare straight line ''DUNCANS'' type T2 (partly overstamped by London mark) on the reverse. Photo.
2584 | £230
Rhodesia: 1909-12 issue, a selection of varieties incl. 4d. (3), 1s., 2s.6d. and 10s. showing 'no stop' mint, range of inverted overprints, etc., mainly fine. (15 items)
2907 | £230
Trinidad and Tobago: A collection on stock pages, incl. Trinidad Britannias to 1s. used, 1869 5s. mint, 1896-1906 set overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', range of Tobago, then 1913-23 5s., £1 and 1921-22 £1 overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1917 War Tax issues, 1938-44 to $4.80 mint, postage dues, Officials with 1894 set mint, etc., mixed condition. (approx. 220)
1753 £80
Antigua: 1932 Tercentenary set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' (Samuel type W8), with some gum, also 1937 Coronation set perforated ''SPECIMEN'' varied condition. S.G. 81s-90s, 95s-97s. Photo.
2024 £280
French Post Offices in Indo-China: 1901 15c. blue on quadrille paper, fine used. S.G. 6, cat. £1,100. Photo.
2320 | £230
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Green Island: 1850 (Jan. 21) and 1852 (June 7) two entires both bearing fair to good ''GREEN ISLAND'' datestamps type P3 on the reverse, rare.
2585 | £200
Rhodesia: 1909-12 issue, a selection on leaves, incl. values to £1 mint and used, 4d. perforated ''SPECIMEN'', mint and used multiples, etc., slightly mixed condition. (140)
2911 | £350
Turks and Caicos Islands: A collection on stock pages, incl. 1867 1s. mint, range of surcharges with 1881 setting 9 type 23 21/2d. on 1s. unused with part original gum (faults, R.P.S. certificate), 1900-04 and 1908-11 to 3s. mint, 1938-45 and 1950 to 10s. mint, 1957 to £1 mint,etc., later with issues to 1960s, mixed condition. (100s)
1756 | £780
Antigua: A mint and used collection on leaves and loose, incl. 1879 21/2d. and 4d. unused, 1903-07 set mint, 1908-17 set mint, 1921-29 both watermark sets, 1932 Tercentenary set mint, 1938-51 set mint, range of covers, postal stationery, also a few Fiji, etc. (100s)
2025 £220
French Post Offices in Indo-China: 1901 1f. olive-green on toned paper, fine used. S.G. 14, cat. £900. Photo.
2321 £150
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Green Pond: 1817 (Aug. 30) entire to Scotland, with manuscript ''71/2d. Paid'' and ''2/4'' rate marks, with Fleuron type F5 and rare manuscript ''Green Pond'' on reverse. Only about 7 examples recorded. Photo.
2587 | £1050
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, a selection of Waterlow file sheet samples, each with punch holes, comprising £1 single, 3d., 6d. (4), 2s.6d. (2), 3s. (2), 5d., 7s.6d., 10s. and £1 blocks of four, and 5d., 7s.6d. and 10s. block of six, some marginal or corner examples, usual colour diffusion, poor to fine. (17)
2914 £260
United Arab Emirates: 1977 Sixth National Day set, fine used on first day cover. This issue was withdrawn from sale on the day of issue as the date in Arabic had been wrongly inscribed backwards. S.G. 96-98. Photo.
1757 | £500
Antigua: A Q.V. to Q.E.II selection in four circulated approval books, incl. 1858-60 G.B. 6d. used on piece, 1863-67 1d. vermilion unused (2), 1872 1d. watermark reversed unused, 1879 21/2d. mint (faults), 1882 21/2d. mint (2), 4d. mint (3), 1884-87 21/2d. with large ''2'' in ''21/2'' with slanting foot mint, 1s. mint (2), etc., mixed condition. (few 100s)
2026 £220
French Post Offices in Indo-China: Hoihow: 1901 5f. mauve on pale lilac, fine mint. S.G. 15, cat. £1,000. Photo.
2322 £150
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Green Pond: 1820 (Mar.) entire to Scotland, with manuscript ''71/2d. Paid'' and ''2/3'' rate marks, with Fleuron type F5a and rare red manuscript ''Green Pond'' written across flap. Only about 7 examples recorded. Photo.
2588 | £110
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 1d. (17 incl. a block of four) and 21/2d. (11) mint, range of shades, slightly mixed condition. (28)
2915 | £110
United States of America: A duplicated accumulation of pre-cancels on stockcards and mounted on leaves with a range of issues incl. postage dues, overprint types, etc. (many 100s)
1758 | £260
Armenia: A mostly middle period mint accumulation in an album, incl. range of overprints, mainly fine. (100s)
2027 £260
French Post Offices in Indo-China: Hoihow: 1901 5f. mauve on pale lilac c.d.s. used, fine. S.G. 15, cat. £800. Photo.
2323 £270
Jamaica: Post Town Handstamps: Green Pond: 1821 (Feb. 4) entire to Scotland, with manuscript ''3d. Paid'' and ''2/3'' rate marks, with Fleuron type F5 and rare red manuscript ''Green Pond'' on the reverse. Only about 7 examples recorded. Photo.
2593 £110
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. magenta and yellow-ochre, two fine c.t.o. examples with neat Bulawayo c.d.s's. S.G. 136. Photo.
2917 | £120
United States of America: Revenues: A collection of Federal and State revenues, mint and used. (100s)
1762 £140
Ascension: 1968 Fishes (1st series) handstamped with large sans-serif ''SPECIMEN'' (15 x 3mm) in black and affixed to notice card describing issue, price per set and period of issue. A few soiled perfs. This card was used as a Post Office Notice and was displayed to publicise the stamps available therein. S.G. 113-116. Photo.
2028 £1000
Germany: 1902 2m. blue perf. 141/2 type III, mint, corner crease, small tone spot, otherwise fine. S.G. 79Aa, cat. £13,000. Photo.
2324 £190
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Kingston: 1767 (July 9) entire from England, bearing a good strike of the two line ''KING/STON'' type T1a, (earlier than recorded in Foster and Potter) on the reverse. Around twelve examples recorded. Photo.
2594 £150
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. dull claret and ochre, RSC ''D'', mint, lightly toned gum, otherwise fine. Photo.
2919 £300
Zanzibar: India used in Zanzibar: 1892 (Nov. 7) envelope to London, bearing 1882-90 1a. (2) and 2a. tied by type Z5 datestamps, with Aden and London c.d.s's on the reverse. Photo.
1763 £200
Ascension: 1975 Wideawake Airfield miniature sheet of four, each handstamped with large sans-serif ''SPECIMEN'' (15 x 3mm) in black, affixed to partly illustrated notice card detailing the issue, set and First Day Cover price, and period of issue. This card was used as a Post Office Notice and was displayed to publicise the stamps available therein. S.G. MS191. Photo.
2029 £260
Germany: 1920-21 11/4m. purple and vermilion on fiscal paper, fine unmounted mint example from the left of the sheet with ''1125'' sheet number. S.G. 150a, cat. £650+. Photo.
2325 £320
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Kingston: 1769 (May 30) entire from England, bearing a good strike of the two line ''KING/STON'' type T1a, (earlier than recorded in Foster and Potter) on the reverse. Around twelve examples recorded. Photo.
2597 £820
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. deep claret and pale yellow-ochre, RSC ''E'', fine mint, scarce. Ex Bailie. Photo.
2920 | £800
Zanzibar: A collection on stock pages, incl. range of India used in Zanzibar, 1895-96 values to 5r. mint, 1896, 1899-1901 and 1904 values to 5r. mint, 1908-09 20r. to 100r. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 200r. used with dubious cancellation,1913 20r. to 200r. overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', 1921-29 10s. mint, a few Jamhuri overprints, etc., mixed condition. (100s)
1765 £90
Australian States: A small mainly unmounted mint group incl. multiples with Victoria 1912 perf. 11 1/2d. block of eight, mainly fine. (10 items)
2031 £400
Germany: 1931 Polar Flight set, fine unmounted mint, signed. S.G. 460-471, cat. £925. Photo.
2326 £270
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Kingston: 1773 (Jan. 1) entire from Philadelphia, addressed to ''Captn. Robert Gills of the ship Charming Molly, To the care of Merrs Malcom Newing, Merchants in Lucea'', bearing a good strike of the two line ''KING/STON'' type T1a on the reverse, some tears. Around twelve examples recorded. Photo.
2598 £190
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. brown-purple and ochre, RSC ''G'', fine mint. Photo.
 
1766 | £120
Australian States: A small group comprising South Australia 1876-1900 1s. block of four used, Tasmania 1892-99 10s. mint, Victoria 1900 2d. (2s.) unmounted mint and 1901-10 4d. block of four mint, also Australia 1913-14 1d. pale rose-red lower marginal block of six unmounted mint and 1924 1d. block of four showing ''HALEPENCE'' and thin ''RAL'' varieties mint, some mint stamps with toned gum, otherwise mainly fine. (28)
2032 £450
Germany: 1931 Polar Flight 1m. carmine and 2m. bright blue both showing variety overprint without hyphen, fine used. S.G. 469a, 470a, cat. £3,600. Photo.
2327 £190
Jamaica: Post Town Handstamps: Kingston: 1784 (May 15) entire from Kingston addressed to Plantain Garden River Bay, bearing a good strike of the two line ''KING/STON'' type T1a, (earlier than recorded in Foster and Potter) on the reverse. Around twelve examples recorded. Photo.
2599 £190
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. brown-purple and ochre, RSC ''G'', fine mint. Photo.
 
1767 £520
Australia and States: Revenues: A collection of embossed revenues incl. New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, on leaves and loose, also later Australia Revenue adhesives. (100s) Photo.
2033 £260
Germany: 1933 Chicago Flight set, fine used. S.G. 510-512, cat. £1,100. Photo.
2328 £250
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Kingston: 1787 (Feb. 24) entire from Kingston, addressed to ''Lyssons, St. Thomas in the East'', bearing a good strike of the two line ''KING/STON'' type T1a on the reverse, some tears. Around twelve examples recorded. Photo.
2600 £150
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. brown-purple and ochre, RSC ''G'', with large part original gum, fine. Photo.
 
1768 £240
Australian States: New South Wales: 1902 (Jan. 6) envelope, registered to Newfoundland, franked by 1891 71/2d. on 6d. perf. 11 x 12, tied by faint numeral and oval framed ''R'' with Kurrajong c.d.s. alongside. Photo.
2034 £650
Germany: 1933 Welfare Fund perf. 14 x 13 set, fine unmounted mint, each a marginal example (25pf. + 15pf. with margin detached). S.G. 513-521, cat. £2,500. Photo.
2329 £150
Jamaica: The Napier Collection: Post Town Handstamps: Kingston: 1788 (Aug. 23) entire from Kingston to St. Thomas, bearing a good strike of the two line ''KING/STON'' type T1a on the reverse. Around twelve examples recorded. Photo.
2601 £900
Rhodesia: 1910-13 Double Heads, Perf. 14 3d. brown-purple and ochre, RSC ''H'', with large part original gum, fine. Photo.